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  • n. Plural form of lateen.

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Examples

  • The village was on an in-lying island, and its headmen must have sent word across to the mainland; for one morning three big two-masted junks with lateens of rice-matting dropped anchor off the beach.

    Chapter 15

  • The Turkish fleet was a kaleidoscope of sails, Western-style square-riggers and Mediterranean lateens and galleys.

    John Paul Jones

  • For example, they reef and furl their tall lateens from the peak, and have to send a man up the long tapering gaff to do it.

    Pan-Islam

  • The village was on an in-lying island, and its head man must have sent word across to the mainland; for one morning three big two-masted junks with lateens of rice-matting dropped anchor off the beach.

    Chapter 15

  • The village was on an in - lying island, and its headmen must have sent word across to the mainland; for one morning three big two-masted junks with lateens of rice-matting dropped anchor off the beach.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • No sooner was it light enough for them to fairly make us out, than they shifted their sails, substituting single-reefed lateens for the lugs, and taking in their storm-jib out of the way.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • The wind continued to drop after that all through the night, the sea also going down rapidly; and next day we were able to shift our canvas, setting the lateens in place of the lugs; after which we bowled gaily along without further adventure, passing Ushant on the evening of the fourth day after the gale had blown itself out, and arriving at Spithead somewhat within the next forty-eight hours.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • I thought, however, that she would take the seas much more easily if she were relieved of the strain and leverage aloft of her long heavy swaying yards; I therefore had the lateens taken in and the lugs substituted for them, and was rewarded for my trouble by finding my anticipations amply realised.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • On awaking next morning, I found that the breeze had freshened very considerably during the night, so much so indeed that when I went on deck the "Vigilant" was tearing through it with her lee-rail under, although the lateens were reefed to their utmost capacity.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • This plan was acted upon; only three men were left in the lateens, and four in the galliot, and the vessels, in obedience to the orders, sheered off on both sides of the Rebiera, who made all sail and started ahead of the prizes.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

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