Note: Timmy Noggy and Vargord

By R Morton Nance , published January 1911

Abstract

Morton Nance explains the meaning and history of the two Cornish seafaring phrases ‘timmy noggy’, a rope secured so as to stop the fore sheets dropping down between the anchor and ships side, and ‘vargord’, a spar which served instead of a bowline and pushed the fore leech of the sail forward.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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