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scend

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[send]Nautical
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
  1. to heave in a swell.
  2. to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
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noun
  1. the heaving motion of a vessel.
  2. the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.
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Origin of scend

1615–25; cf. send2; perhaps aphetic variant of ascend, descend
Can be confusedscend send
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scend

send

nautical
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
  1. (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
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noun
  1. the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
  2. the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
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Word Origin for scend

C17: perhaps from descend or ascend
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