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  • We were all shipmates who had been through stress and storm together, who had pulled and hauled on the same sheets and tackles, relieved one another's wheels, laid out side by side on the same jib-boom when she was plunging into it and looked to see who was missing when she cleared and lifted.

    Chapter 17

  • There was some excitement when Tony the Greek hooked a shark off the jib-boom, so big that half a dozen tailed on to the line and failed to land it.


  • On the jib-boom there were two staysails; there was room enough for three, but the money would not run to it.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • While some say that the schooner Wyoming was the longest wooden ship at 450 feet long, its length was measured from jib-boom tip to spanker-boom tip.

    The Ark

  • He jumped a most wonderful jump from our jib-boom into her mizzen chains, when our grapples had slipped, and we could get no nearer, and there he made fast, though the enemy came at him with cutlasses, pikes, and muskets.


  • The old mizzenmast has been converted into a bowsprit and jib-boom in one piece.

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

  • When we had wind, we used it to the utmost; but we did not do this without the loss of one or two things; the new jib-sheet broke a couple of times, and one night we carried away the outer bobstay of the jib-boom.

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

  • About 11 P.M. the sky began to darken in the south, and the crew were called up, and all the sails hauled in, except the foresail, brigantine, top-sail, and jib-boom.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • It was only a matter of getting the hulk before the wind; a spare jib-boom (the only spare spar surviving the storm) made a jury mast when fished to the stump of the foremast, and the sacking from coir bales provided sails.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • For us, our jib-boom had been wrenched off at the beginning; our main-mast and mizzentop fell as we struck, and at day-break the wreck was not cleared away.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864


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