Perched 100ft above the deck on the upper topsail yardarm
of a Tall Ship in a Force 4 wind, I could have done with a brandy to preserve my nerves as we stowed the sails.
For the unsteady and uneducated, this means climbing the main mast to the lower topsail yardarm
and down the other side.
The wretched survivors were reduced to eating rats and mice, tactless soup made from wood-shavings, and even the tough leather wrappings from the yardarms
Americans were up to their yardarms
in that exploitation.
The absurdity of the majority's decision was captured in an eloquent dissent by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who suggested that his colleagues' narrow focus on whether hanging causes unnecessary pain would allow the guillotine, or "public exhibiting of carcasses on yardarms
" and "the stringing up of bodies in public squares."
Inside the shop, yardarms
and masts are hand-formed as if the past two centuries suddenly rolled away.
All models can track more than 200 emitters simultaneously and use a common antenna array (direction-finding "clusters" at the masthead and omni arrays on the yardarms