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- adv. below; towards the lower part of the rigging, or towards the decks
- adj. in the lower part of the rigging, or on the decks
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Below; in a lower part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In or to a low place, or a lower part; below; down: opposed to aloft.
- Afire; in a flame.
Middle English (Wiktionary)