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It was covered with mud, having been weighed that day, and his feet slipping off it, Hamilton hung by the lanyard of the _Hermione's_ foreshroud.
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chained_bear commented on the word foreshroud
"'Away, aloft.' The foreshrouds were dark with racing men. 'Let fall: let fall.'"The topsail flashed out; the larboard watch sheeted it home and without a word they ran to the halliards..."--Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 12
February 27, 2008