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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pitchpole.
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But before going further, it is important to mention here, that though the harpoon may be pitchpoled in the same way with the lance, yet it is seldom done; and when done, is still less frequently successful, on account of the greater weight and inferior length of the harpoon as compared with the lance, which in effect become serious drawbacks.
He sent Hatherleigh to Portugal with a spare mast when Italian sailor Simone Bianchetti was dismasted in the 2002 Around Alone, he made a personal donation to Canadian sailor Derek Hatfield's campaign and underwrote the build of a new mast when Hatfield was pitchpoled at Cape Horn. '