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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.
I offered that even though my son and I often fish at Topsail Island, I had no idea North Carolina even had a coral reef, let alone its importance to the coastal ecosystem.
EST - Shortly after law enforcement responded to reports of an active shooter in Topsail High School in Pender County, Hampstead, North Carolina, Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins confirmed to local news network(https://twitter.com/wraltraffic/status/1060880155843932160) WRAL  there was no shooter on the school campus and the noise of a gunfire could have been that of an equipment malfunctioning on the roof of the building.
Summary: North Carolina [USA], Nov 9 (ANI): Reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School in Hampstead are emerging, as local police have reached the scene and put the school on lockdown on Friday morning (local time).
High-risk areas include communities along the Pamlico River and North Topsail Beach, which is on a barrier island near Wilmington.
The father of two grown men lives in the Topsail Island area of the North Carolina coast with his wife and two dogs, enjoying the beach, kayaking, fishing, golf and writing.