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chained_bear commented on the word spritsail-topsail
"...she was able to set a most imposing array of royals and skysails, as well as weather studding-sails from top to bottom, spritsail, spritsail-topsail and a host of staysails, an array so beautiful that Standish... cried out in admiration."
--Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 44
March 3, 2008
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