Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XLVI

  • You needn't bother about the spanker nor the mizzen-braces.

    CHAPTER L

  • 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.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • 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.

    Chapter 31

  • He bounded away along the poop again, shouting for men for the mizzen-braces.

    Chapter 38

  • It is true the mizzen-braces were still rigged aft to the poop, according to Horn practice.

    Chapter 45

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