The planking secured around the outer edge of a deck, usually backed upon a second layer of planking called skirting. A boat's nose is another word for the stern, the forward end of the hull, or forecastle. Steamboats have many human trimmings: knuckles, belly, eyes, knees, nose, ribs.

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