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  • As I understood it, there were two ways of getting it cleared, — first, by lowering the foresail, which was comparatively easy and without danger; and second, by climbing out the peak-halyards to the end of the gaff itself, an exceedingly hazardous performance.

    Chapter 6

  • Griffiths yelled, springing to the peak-halyards, thrusting away the black who held on, and casting off the turn.

    A Son of the Sun

  • I understood it, there were two ways of getting it cleared, -- first, by lowering the foresail, which was comparatively easy and without danger; and second, by climbing out the peak-halyards to the end of the gaff itself, an exceedingly hazardous performance.

    Chapter 6

  • Now lay onto the peak-halyards — there, that rope; cast it off the pin.

    The Cruise of the "Dazzler"

  • Now lay on to the peak-halyards — there, that rope — cast it off the pin.

    Chapter XVII

  • When he wished to draw Harvey's attention to the peak-halyards, he dug his knuckles into the back of the boy's neck and kept him at gaze for half a minute.

    Captains Courageous

  • As he read, an old master's-mate, standing at the peak-halyards, begins pulling at the ropes.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • As I understood it, there were two ways of getting it cleared, -- first, by lowering the foresail, which was comparatively easy and without danger; and second, by climbing out the peak-halyards to the end of the gaff itself, an exceedingly hazardous performance.

    The Sea Wolf

  • Our ensign, which was already bent on to the peak-halyards, was promptly run up in response, whereupon the French ensign disappeared, to be instantly replaced by a string of signals.

    The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron

  • "Yes; let go the peak-halyards of the spanker!" answered the captain, sharply, as he sprang to the throat-halyards himself.

    The Coming Wave The Hidden Treasure of High Rock

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