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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 728 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LINER, or LINE OF BATTLE S111r, the name formerly given to a vessel considered large enough to take part in a naval battle. The practice of distinguishing between vessels fit, and those not fit, to " lie in a line of battle," arose towards the end of the 17th century. In the early 18th century all vessels of 5o guns and upwards were considered fit to lie in a line. After the Seven Years' War (1756–63) the 50-gun ships were rejected as too small. When the great revolutionary wars broke out the smallest line of battle ship was of 64 guns. These also came to be considered as too small, and later the line of battle-ships began with those of 74 guns. The term is now replaced by " battleship "; " liner " being the colloquial name given to the great passenger ships used on the main lines of sea transport. British Exports of Linen Yarn and Cloth. 1891. 1896. 19o1. 1906. Weight of linen yarn in pounds. . 14,859,900 18,462,300 12,971,100 14,978,200 Length in yards of linen piece goods, 144,416,700 150,849,300 137,521,000 173,334,200 plain, bleached or unbleached Length in yards of linen piece goods, 11,807,600 17,986,100 8,007,600 13,372,100 checked, dyed or printed, also damask and diaper Length in yards of sailcloth . 3,233,400 5,372,600 4,686,700 4,251,400 Total length in yards of all kinds of 159,457,700 174,208,000 150,215,300 190,957,700 linen cloth Weight in pounds of linen thread for 2,474,100 2,240,300 1,721,000 2,181,100 . sewing
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PER HENRIK LING (1776-1839)

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