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  • n. A temporary mast constructed when a vessel has been dismasted, usually in heavy weather.


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  • I rigged up a sort of jurymast of a bootlace with a bit of old string, and wandered off to look up the girls, conscious of a jar and a discordance in the scheme of things.

    Dream Days

  • "'Pears to me to have a jurymast rigged upon his back, and fore and main staysails set under each of his arms," said Captain Ephraim.

    The Refugees

  • The quartermaster of the battalion in the fort immediately sprang forward, and seizing the fallen flag tore it from its hold and leapt on to the traverse, where he stood under the heavy fire immovable, until a jurymast was rigged and raised in the place of the shattered staff.

    The War in America

  • He ships a jurymast, and steers as he best can with an oar.

    The History of Henry Esmond

  • Obed, smoking his pipe, deliberately uncoiled himself -- I thou as he rose, there was to be no end of him -- and stood upright in the boat, like an ill -- rigged jurymast.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • He must be a bit of an embroiderer, to work fanciful collars of hempen lace about the shrouds; he must be something of a weaver, to weave mats of rope-yarns for lashings to the boats; he must have a touch of millinery, so as to tie graceful bows and knots, such as Matthew Walker's roses, and Turk's heads; he must be a bit of a musician, in order to sing out at the halyards; he must be a sort of jeweler, to set dead-eyes in the standing rigging; he must be a carpenter, to enable him to make a jurymast out of

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • "Hurrah!" he shouted; "here comes another ship under a fore-jurymast and her bowsprit gone.

    The Rival Crusoes


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