Piping the Side VBR MP3 154.8 kb, Piping the Side OGG format 538 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.
A boatswain's call is a pipe used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, "bosun's call".
Historically the boatswain's call was used to pass commands to the crew when a voice could not be heard over the sounds of the sea. Because of its high pitch, it could be heard over the activities of the crew and bad weather.
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Keywords: boatswain's; bosun's; call; Piping; boatswain; bosun
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