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  • n. Plural form of mainsheet.


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  • After a time, Jaric leaned around her, yanked mainsheets and jib taut, and swung the steering oar to restore Callinde's course.


  • Stay the mainsheets, matten down the batch covers and mizzle the fizzenmast!

    Circus World

  • Lashing the wheel I ran forward, eased the fore and mainsheets, took in on the boom-tackles and trimmed everything for the quartering breeze which was ours.

    The Sea Wolf

  • "slacken off the mainsheets," whereupon the lugger was brought alongside the wreck of the cutter.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

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