For the record, the only X entry in this sea-faring dictionary is Xebec, which is a type of small three-masted vessel.
Loved: This was one of my first purchases when I got serious enough with my original WIP to start buying research materials. It was a big step toward pursuing my writing as a career instead of simply a passion!
Learned: It’s a little sad how often I referred to this book while I wrote my sea-based WIP. I’ve got dog-eared pages and highlights all over the place. It was absolutely invaluable for getting all the little world-building details down. Plus, it was just cool to learn about all this stuff!