SAFE FROM THE SEA by Peter Geye
bosun - The first, a black-and-white snapshot of five men standing on the main deck of the Ragnarok and two others suspended over the side, one in a bosun's chair, the other on a rope ladder, looked like something out of a a Life magazine pictorial. (p.40)
bosun: a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc.
analemma - It was beautiful, a tarnished nickel-silver pocket watch with an analemma on its face. (p.101)
analemma: a scale shaped like the figure 8, showing the declination of the sun and the equation of time for each day of the year.
seiches - No thought of wind, no thought of drifting, of the seiches. (p. 176)
seich: an occasional and sudden oscillation of the water of a lake, bay, estuary, etc., producing fluctuations in the water level and caused by wind, earthquakes, changes in barometric pressure, etc.
What new words did you discover this week?