Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Hog: A ship was said to be hogging when the keel would arch up because of structural weakness causing an improper amount of sheer and causing the ship to be out of trim. The U.S. Super-Frigates of 1812 suffered from hogging because of their extreme length and frame-structure.
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Opposite of hogging is sagging, see image below.
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