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  • v. Present participle of trice.

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Examples

  • Hauling our fore-sheet to windward, and tricing up the main-tack, we now shot rocket after rocket with a sharp report high into the darkness, and, the roar of our guns booming above the loud storm, must have reached the shore.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • While we loosed the sails and sheeted them home and, with anchor aweigh, braced the yards and began to move ahead, the idlers were tricing up the boarding nettings and double-charging our cannon, of which we carried three -- a long gun amidships and a pair of stern chasers.

    The Mutineers

  • When there are fourteen or more men at a gun, the PORT-TACKLEMEN and SIDE-TACKLEMEN, on lower decks, lead out port-tackle falls and assist in tricing up the port, and, when high enough, belay the fall.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Sling the topsail yards and gaffs, and put the preventer braces in place; distribute fighting stoppers and jiggers; stopper the clews of the topsails; get whips on each side of the lower masts for tricing up the pendant tackles, and also the mast-bands and fishes required for securing a crippled mast.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Thorogood reached the 6-inch battery breathless, and found the guns 'crews busy tricing up their mess-tables overhead.

    The Long Trick

  • Between the tops, too, and the mast-heads, from the fore to the main swifters, and thence to the mizen rigging, and in all directions athwartships, tricing-lines were run, and strung with hides.

    Chapter XXVI. San Francisco-Monterey

  • We got up tricing-lines from the jib-boom-end to each arm of the fore yard, and thence to the main and cross-jack yard-arms.

    Chapter XXVI. San Francisco-Monterey

  • The sailors were prepared for a desperate conflict, and spent the night before the battle in tricing up the boarding-nettings, sharpening cutlasses, and getting small-arms in good trim.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • Everywhere they can be distinguished by their dress, by their enormous oiled sunshades, and by their habit of tricing their loads high up to the carrying pole.

    AN AUSTRALIAN IN CHINA

  • On that I left my mare in the field and ran up, when I saw them through the casement, tricing the good man up in front of his fire to make him confess where his wealth lay hidden, though indeed it is my own belief that neither he nor any other farmer in these parts hath any wealth left to hide, after two armies have been quartered in turn upon them.

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

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