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  • n. Plural form of buntline.


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  • Then it was clewlines and buntlines and lowering of yards as the topgallant-sails were stripped off.


  • They control absolutely -- sheets, halyards, clewlines, buntlines, braces, and down-hauls -- every sail on the fore and main.


  • The skysails were already furled; men were furling the royals; and the topgallant-yards were running down while clewlines and buntlines bagged the canvas.


  • “Stand by the main royal clewlines and buntlines,” I heard him shout, and the next instant came the hollow thutter of the sail as he started to lower away.

    The Ghost Pirates

  • We had to take this precaution, of having so many buntlines, as we were short-handed. by Roald Amundsen

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Instead I flashed between its final extension and the starsail yard, with the buntlines far out of reach.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Her free-lifting square sails and gallants and royals and topgallants were swelling to leeward, cut into rotund patterns by the buntlines and leach lines, her taut rigging straining and singing against the quickening wind.


  • The buntlines will draw the part of the sail below the reef well up on the part above the reefyard, and remain becalmed, while the weight of the reefspar will prevent any slatting or danger of losing the sail any more than any other sail clewed up.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

  • By reference to the drawing it will be seen that it is not necessary to have clewgarnets or buntlines in reefing.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

  • In an instant, up started the topmen in pursuit, as it seemed, of the middies in a sort of ` follow my leader 'chase; and ere the vibration of the commander's voice had ceased to tremble in the air, the active fellows were spread out along the footropes of the yards, loosing the lanyards of the gaskets and casting them off, while the deck-men let go the buntlines and clewlines and other running gear.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant


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