Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, all the yards belonging to the mizzenmast.

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Examples

  • When Mr. Pike ordered the wheel hard up, he slacked off all the mizzen-yards, and followed it with a partial slacking of the main-yards, so that the after-pressures were eased.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • When Mr. Pike ordered the wheel hard up, he slacked off all the mizzen-yards, and followed it with a partial slacking of the main - yards, so that the after-pressures were eased.

    Chapter 33

  • Mr. Pike's first action, after putting the wheel up, had been to square the mizzen-yards.

    Chapter 38

  • But, while we could thus trim the mizzen-yards, the sails themselves, in setting or furling, were in the hands of the for'ard crowd.

    Chapter 45

  • Main - and mizzen-yards were braced up, and the Elsinore, snugged down and hove to, had a lee of thousands of miles of Southern Ocean.

    Chapter 33

  • Tom Spink, passing by me on the poop to lend a hand at the final finicky trimming of the mizzen-yards, gave me a triumphant look.

    Chapter 40

  • Main - and mizzen-yards were braced up, and the _Elsinore_, snugged down and hove to, had a lee of thousands of miles of Southern Ocean.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

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