Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The braces on the yards belonging to the mizzen-mast; the braces of the cross-jack, topsail-, topgallant-, and royal-yards; also the skysail-yard, if that spar is carried.
“Mr. Pike, out on the bridge, took charge of the many men who, on deck and on the poop, were to manage the mizzen-braces, while Mr. Mellaire went for'ard with his watch to handle the fore-and main-braces.”
“Thus, the fore-braces run to the top of the forecastle, the main-braces to the top of the 'midship-house, and the mizzen-braces to the poop.”
“For that matter, Margaret and I fail to comprehend why they do not go aloft any dark night and sever the mizzen-braces at the yard-ends.”
“You needn't bother about the spanker nor the mizzen-braces.”
“These braces come down to the ship's sides, or to the heads of the masts fore and aft of those on which the yard is swung; all the mizzen-braces working on the mainmast; the maintopgallant, mainroyal and skysail braces working on the mizzenmast; and the foretopgallant and foreroyal braces working on the mainmast, as is clearly shown in our illustration.”
“Thus, the fore-braces run to the top of the forecastle, the main - braces to the top of the 'midship-house, and the mizzen-braces to the poop.”
“He bounded away along the poop again, shouting for men for the mizzen-braces.”
“It is true the mizzen-braces were still rigged aft to the poop, according to Horn practice.”
‘mizzen-braces’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for mizzen-braces.