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yardarm

Nautical the two tapering outer ends of a ship's yard

yardarm

[′yär‚därm]
(naval architecture)
One of the ends of a yard.
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What is certain is that cross- and arch-shapes, visible and hidden, define the ship in all planes: as we have seen Donne suggesting, mainyard and yardarm describe a cross in their articulation upon the mast; seen from above--from a God's-eye or bird's-eye view--the prow takes the shape of a Gothic arch; in the same horizontal plane, but in this case unseen (except to the shipwright), there are the crossed timbers of the keel; and in section the ship is a series of Gothic vaults turned upside-down.
that a cedar Your yardarm and deluge: a face is defined as
If your crew neglects to secure the lanyard and the yardarm swings loose and knocks the martinis off your tray and spills a thousand dollars worth of beluga caviar on the deck, do you curse the silly buggers and perhaps distract them so that the Windermere lands on the reef and is reduced to splinters in waters populated by hammerhead sharks?
Daddy Whyte--or Freddie--Daddy, as he was called--was a naval architect by day, but metamorphosed into a somewhat inebriated linguist as soon as the sun passed over the yardarm.
America Seafoods Group (American Seafoods), Seattle, Washington, USA, has acquired the factory trawler Highland Light and the fishing vessel Tracy Anne from subsidiaries of Yardarm Knot, Inc.
Glancing at the waning British sun, the woman adopted a martial tone: "As they used to say in the Royal Navy, the sun is now over the yardarm.
My second reaction, on departing from his office as the sun blinked down over the yardarm, was, 'Why the hell did he do that?
Sailors may not have constituted a "proletariat ready to assert class consciousness,"(xiii) a straw effigy he swings from the yardarm in his preface, but they exceeded the zero sum of their yearnings for freedom of body and spirit.
Yonder Yankee yapping, Yeasty yeoman yelling, Yachtsmen yammer, Yardarm yonder, Yellow yawl yet yearning.
Well, the sun is sinking below the yardarm, and I have promised (a couple of times now) to end this report with some Big News from Pakistan--so here goes.
BUT when the sun dips over the yardarm, Tampa Bay's nightlife springs into action.