from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See boom.


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  • On both sides, between the fore and main shrouds, guys had been stretched, just low enough for the fore-boom to swing clear; and from each of these guys at least fifty bunches of bananas were suspended.

    South Sea Tales: The Heathen(DL SunSITE)

  • Let go that fore-boom tackle and pass it across, and when she's willing let go the sheet and come in snug with the tackle.

    Chapter 17


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