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  • The Jessie swung off under her full staysail, then the foresail, double-reefed, was run up.

    Chapter 3

  • We must have been caught nearly at the centre of this circular storm, and Wolf Larsen ran out of it and to the southward, first under a double-reefed jib, and finally under bare poles.

    Chapter 18

  • He's the skipper that lies three days under double-reefed topsails waiting for a gale that doesn't come.

    Chapter 19

  • A sailboat flies by, mainsail double-reefed, foam flecking the rails, and Fred doubles over as the bad thing whips into his mind.

    The 6th Target

  • We hove to under double-reefed mainsail and our little jigger, and waited for the gale to blow itself out.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • I ordered the double-reefed mainsail to be set in the hope that we might claw off, and this attempt increased the strain upon the boat.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • The weather conditions did not improve, and on the fifth day out the gale was so fierce that we were compelled to take in the double-reefed mainsail and hoist our small jib instead.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • He painted it from description, but of course, as you very sensibly say, all was snug below and she carried storm sails and double-reefed topsails, for it was blowing a cyclone from the sou'east.

    Beyond the City

  • No; nor, indeed, did we learn his name until after the topsails had been double-reefed and hoisted again and the ship hove-to with her maintopsail to the mast -- which was accomplished in less time, I believe, than was ever known before, the operation not taking more than three minutes from first to last!

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • Although, at the time, so strong a gale was blowing landward that a brig in the remote offing lay to under a double-reefed trysail, and constantly plunged her whole hull out of sight, still there was here nothing like

    Selections from Poe


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