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  • n. Plural form of headsail.

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Examples

  • The faint back-draught from the headsails fanned his cheek and chest with

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • I was rounding up at the time, alongside the shoal -- a ticklish place -- headsails running down and losing way, so I says, 'Excuse me, Miss Lackland,' and yells for'ard, 'Let go!'

    Chapter 17

  • All hands watched her coming on -- the brightly coppered forefoot parting the water like a golden knife, the headsails flapping lazily and emptily at each downward surge, and the towering canvas tiers dipping and courtesying with each stately swing of the sea.

    THE "FRANCIS SPAIGHT"

  • At this moment, anchor broken out and headsails running up, Captain

    CHAPTER II

  • Borckman and the black steersman echoed his words, and, as the wheel spun down, the Arangi, with the swiftness of a witch, rounded into the wind and attained a momentary even keel to the flapping of her headsails and a shifting of headsheets.

    CHAPTER II

  • For the ketch, under her spanker which had just then been flat-hauled, had come into the wind, emptying her after-sail and permitting her headsails to fill on the other tack.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Her headsails emptied, there was a rat-tat of reef-points and quick shifting of boom - tackles, and she was heeled over and filled away on the other tack.

    THE PEARLS OF PARLAY

  • The Uncle Toby swung to her chain, headsails ran down, and the Kanaka crew sprang to fore and main-halyards and sheets.

    A LITTLE ACCOUNTWITH SWITHIN HALL

  • The headsails and mainsail are equipped with manual furling mechanisms, which can be set and trimmed from the cockpit.

    OVERBOARD !

  • Just then, to the windward a full-rigged ship bears down on them, "the brightly coppered forefoot parting the water like a golden knife, the headsails flapping lazily ..."

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

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