Rusalka (marinarusalka) wrote in little_details,
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nautical phrases?

Okay, I checked Google, I checked the Patrick O'Brian Compendium, and I'm still having no luck.  Is there a particular nautical slang term for a brief period of calm in the middle of rough weather, or a temporary absence of wind, or something along those lines? 
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