Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stormsail set sometimes on the mainstay.

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Examples

  • Captain Cullen, with swift eye, embraced the mainstaysail-block and the head and estimated the distance.

    MAKE WESTING

  • A carelessly fastened mainstaysail sheet was the cause of the accident, which was deeply to be regretted because Mr. Dorety was a favorite with all of us.

    MAKE WESTING

  • Captain Cullen, with swift eye, embraced the mainstaysail-block and the head and estimated the distance.

    Make Westing

  • A carelessly fastened mainstaysail sheet was the cause of the accident, which was deeply to be regretted because Mr. Dorety was a favorite with all of us.

    Make Westing

  • A carelessly fastened mainstaysail sheet was the cause of the accident, which was deeply to be regretted because

    When God Laughs: and other stories

  • Captain Cullen, with swift eye, embraced the mainstaysail-block and the head and estimated the distance.

    When God Laughs: and other stories

  • So, topsails and mainstaysail were taken in, and the helm was put down until fore and mainsails jibed over.

    Under the Great Bear

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