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 for To right a vessel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Right \Right\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Righted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Righting.] [AS. rihtan. See Right, a.]
     1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to
        set upright; to make right or straight (that which has
        been wrong or crooked); to correct.
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     2. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights
        to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the
        oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
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              So just is God, to right the innocent. --Shak.
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              All experience hath shown that mankind are more
              disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than
              to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which
              they are accustomed.                  --Jefferson.
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     To right a vessel (Naut.), to restore her to an upright
        position after careening.
  
     To right the helm (Naut.), to place it in line with the
        keel.
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