foreyard

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foreyard

An exterior court in front of a building.
References in classic literature ?
Very placidly, and as if lost in thought, he insisted on having the foreyard squared.
'Surely,' he said gently, 'there will be enough left to square the foreyard.'
At daylight by careful manipulation of the helm we got the foreyards to run square by themselves (the water keeping smooth)" (180).