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On The Quarter Deck

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ON THE QUARTER DECK (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Iain Boyd Harbour City

1- 8 1s set and cross over RH, set and ¾ turn RH
9-16 1s dance RH across with 2M and LH across with 2L
17-24 1L followed by 1M dance down for 2 and 1M followed by1L dance up for 2, both cast on Ladies' side and 1M crosses to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s R&L

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.

The Quarterdeck can mean either the part of the upper deck behind (abaft) the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one, usually reserved for ship's officers, guests, and passengers. Also it can mean the area to which a gangway for officers and diplomatic guests to board the vessel leads. Also any entry point for personnel.

On The Quarter Deck
Illustration Of The Quarter Deck Of An 18th Century Frigate

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