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keel

(kēl),
1. Paratyphoid or salmonellosis of ducklings.
2. The anatomic term referring to the line along the ventral aspect of bird's breastbone; a bony prominence.

keel

see CARINA.
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Believed to be the work titled Weel May the Keel Row, the painting was created by Hedley in 1905 and exhibited at the Bewick Club in Newcastle.
The song Weel May the Keel Row, first published in 1770, is played at Trooping The Colour, and Mr Anderson said: "It is a classic Geordie song alongside Blaydon Races.
Luckily, mantle keels have the ideal conditions for diamond formation.
"The keel acts as an anchor that decreases the overall surface velocity of South America," they wrote.
It also produced the keel, rudder, and bulb for the Swedish sailing boats in the Victory Challenge Team entered for the America's Cup.
A traveling showcase for advanced marine design and technology, the yacht is a sleek, sophisticated, and speedy 65-foot sail cruiser fitted with a unusual canting winged keel, a water-ballast system, and a unique bipod A-frame mast with an automated sail roller-furling system.
"What is required is not a witch hunt against canting keels, but a careful analysis of the quality design and construction that has made Alfa Romeo and others both reliable and quick, as well as making our sport even more exciting for sailors and spectators alike."
The Q is beautifully built, entirely of carbon with just a clear coat on the hull and no anti-foul to spoil the shine--so it is certainly a good looker, but everyone waited to see the keel. Just as it looked like the breeze might never arrive, a light northerly started to shuffle down the harbour, and we were off.
Navy, which commissioned the Constitution in 1797, asked the company to drill holes for replacing flat keel throughbolts that penetrated the 8 feet of oak that form the combined keel, deadwood, and floor of the historic vessel's keelson, which earned it the nickname "Old Ironsides." The drill designers were ordered to preserve as much of the original wood as possible.
In fact, the first problem to receive attention was a sagging in the ship's keel, a malady known as a "hog."
Weight distribution, restrictions on appendages and the integrity of construction materials in keel mechanisms are the main elements of version 2 of the Volvo Open 70 rule--upgraded from the 2005-06 race.