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Variant of keelson.
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(Nautical Terms) a variant of keelson
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(ˈkɛl sən, ˈkil-)

also kelson

any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull.
[1605–15; < Low German kielswin literally, keel swine]
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Is not the main-truck higher than the kelson is low?
Now, it is no very easy matter for anybody --except those who are almost hourly used to it, like whalemen --to clamber up a ship's side from a boat on the open sea; for the great swells now lift the boat high up towards the bulwarks, and then instantaneously drop it half way down to the kelson. so, deprived of one leg, and the strange ship of course being altogether unsupplied with the kindly invention, Ahab now found himself abjectly reduced to a clumsy landsman again; hopelessly eyeing the uncertain changeful height he could hardly hope to attain.
'Well,' says the doctor, 'let's bargain.' We bargained, him and I, and here we are: stores, brandy, block house, the firewood you was thoughtful enough to cut, and in a manner of speaking, the whole blessed boat, from cross-trees to kelson. As for them, they've tramped; I don't know where's they are."
Winfield Boy Scout Troop 575 has awarded the Eagle rank, Scouting's highest honor, to Dylan Stumbris of Wheaton, Noah Kotke of West Chicago and Kelson Young of Winfield.
The first suspect, Kelson Liyenga alias Kevin Lienga, was arrested by the DCI in Kawangware, Nairobi on Wednesday and transferred to Mbale for interrogation.
A Horatio Nelson B Herbert Belson C Horace Kelson D George Telson 2.
A separate campaign for eight school 'buddies' -- a cardboard cutout of children -- has been launched by parent Suzanne Kelson after her son Tyler, nine, was hit by a car on February 12, but fortunately escaped without injury.
Electric power company Kelson Energy reported on Thursday the completion of two sales of fractional interests in the Dogwood Energy Facility for gross proceeds of approximately USD59m.
Judge Peter Kelson QC heard how the officer, who served for 22 years until he was sacked, knew the couple through the swinging scene.
Judge Kelson said: "You used a PS2 million helicopter which costs something like 1,000 dollars (sic) an hour to run to advance your own sexual curiosities when it should have been detecting crime."
Judge Peter Kelson QC heard how the officer, who served for 22 years, knew the couple through a shared interest in the swinging scene.
"You quite literally considered yourself above the law," Judge Peter Kelson told Pogmore according to the BBC.