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topsail

a square sail carried on a yard set on a topmast
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Then, as they were just passing the Round Tower, the young man shouted: "Stand by there to lower the topsails and jib; brail up the spanker
The seafaring folk of Antioch had seen us breaking out topsail and staysail, a most reckless performance in such weather, and had hurried to the wharf-ends in little groups to find out what was the matter.
We took in topsail and staysail, dropped the main peak, and as we got abreast of the principal wharf jibed the mainsail.
The riding-sail was down and the main- and topsail were up by noon, and dories came alongside with letters for home, envying their good fortune.
Disko kept them busy fiddling with the sails; and when those were flattened like a racing yacht's, Dan had to wait on the big topsail, which was put over by hand every time she went about.
He painted it from description, but of course, as you very sensibly say, all was snug below and she carried storm sails and double-reefed topsails, for it was blowing a cyclone from the sou'east.
The ship, a topsail schooner that recalled the Baltimore Clippers that helped the U.
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Collier, At Topsail, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, 1969 (59-017.
The United States Coast Guard, Surf City's fire department and authorities from Topsail Beach were all called in as well.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend a frequent visitor to Hartlepool Marina welcomed aboard visitors; the replica of the Royal Navy Topsail Schooner that brought Britain the news that Nelson had been victorious at the battle of Trafalgar.