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chained_bear commented on the word brail up
"To haul up the foot or lower corners of a sail by means of the brails, small ropes fastened to the edges of sails to truss them up before furling." (A Sea of Words, 118)
"'He counted his chickens without his host, by God! Ha, ha, ha!' for the big frigate lay motionless, her sails brailed up; and she was getting her boats over the side."
--P. O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 249
See also brailer.
March 16, 2008
sionnach commented on the word brail up
I suppose you could consider my 2007 charitable donation to brailleink.org, funding the production of braille versions of children's books, was a way to help those blind kids braille up.
March 17, 2008
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