from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the regular jib; the jib that is in general use, and not the jib of light-weight canvas sometimes bent in light weather.
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We accordingly shook both reefs out of the mainsail, and got the foresail and working-jib set, with which canvas we rushed along in true racing style, our lee-rail well buried, and the craft taking just enough weather-helm to allow of her being steered to a hair's-breadth.
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