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- n. Plural form of headyard.
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The headyards were then filled, and the ship bowed her head as if in salute to Father Neptune, the next instant gathering way as the sails began to draw.
The headyards were then backed, and Captain Lennard's voice rang through the vessel fore and aft as clear as a bell --
Flatten in your larboard jib-sheets for'ard; man your larboard fore - braces and brace the headyards sharp up.
See how long it takes him to pay off ag'in, Harry; very near lost his way altogether, when he'd 'a had to box her off with his headyards; and by the time he'd done that we should be well clear of him.
The order was given to brace round the headyards, the helm was put up, and the ship was kept on her course running before the wind.