Monk seam

Munck seame
Is a kind of Soawing the Canuasses of the Sailes together, When the edge of the one is seawen over the edge of the other, and soe it is soawen on both sides. This is the strongest way of Soawing the Sailes.
Henry Mainwaring: Seaman's Dictionary, 1623.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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