foreyard


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foreyard

An exterior court in front of a building.
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Surely,' he said gently, 'there will be enough left to square the foreyard.
At daylight by careful manipula- tion of the helm we got the foreyards to run square by themselves (the water keeping smooth) and then went about hauling the ropes tight.
Rat did not touch the bottle till the sun was over the foreyard and always remained master of the situation with great dignity.