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  • noun Plural form of brail.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brail.

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Examples

  • With the brails they could shorten sail in a brisk wind.

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  • There was no boom, the rope brails holding the top of the sail fastened to a permanent yard, lines sweeping fore and aft to the overhanging stern, a double steering oar.

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  • With the brails they could shorten sail in a brisk wind.

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  • There was no boom, the rope brails holding the top of the sail fastened to a permanent yard, lines sweeping fore and aft to the overhanging stern, a double steering oar.

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  • The absence of a boom; the brails or ropes used to lower and raise sail hang from a fixed yard.

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  • The absence of a boom; the brails or ropes used to lower and raise sail hang from a fixed yard.

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  • The breeze was light and visibility good, but the ship proceeded with only two brails of the mainsail clewed down from the yard because the captain believed Erdin was just over the horizon.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The hermit didn't have a carpenter's froe and maul to split the brails.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Sharina sewed grommets into the leaches of the sail; Nonnus carefully split the pole she'd used to fend off Tegma's shore into brails to stiffen the canvas.

    Lord of the Isles

  • They had only the foresail hanging in the brails; and the braces of both penters being rendered useless by the fall of the main-mast, and the yard flying backward and forward by the rolling of the ship, rendered them apprehensive that she would instantly overset.

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