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  • noun Plural form of spritsail.

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Examples

  • I had seen the boat-steerers and hunters set their spritsails many times, yet this was my first attempt.

    Chapter 26

  • Maritime paintings of the seventeenth century often show spritsails braced that way, at angles that seem improbable to modern sailors, but may well have been correct.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Maritime paintings of the seventeenth century often show spritsails braced that way, at angles that seem improbable to modern sailors, but may well have been correct.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Pass the soused hog's face and set the spritsails, or whatever.

    the venitius command

  • There were studdingsails and skyscrapers, staysails, royals, spritsails and topsails, a cloud of canvas that drove the warship westward.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • By great luck “there were but the bowsprit, the spritsails, and the figure of the charming countess which were broken to pieces.

    Rochambeau and the French in America. I. From Unpublished Documents. II

  • The hunters have experimented and practised with their rifles and shotguns till they are satisfied, and the boat-pullers and steerers have made their spritsails, bound the oars and rowlocks in leather and sennit so that they will make no noise when creeping on the seals, and put their boats in apple-pie order -- to use Leach's homely phrase.

    Chapter 11

  • I had seen the boat-steerers and hunters set their spritsails many times, yet this was my first attempt.

    Chapter 26

  • The hunters have experimented and practised with their rifles and shotguns till they are satisfied, and the boat-pullers and steerers have made their spritsails, bound the oars and rowlocks in leather and sennit so that they will make no noise when creeping on the seals, and put their boats in apple-pie order -- to use Leach's homely phrase.

    The Sea Wolf

  • I had seen the boat-steerers and hunters set their spritsails many times, yet this was my first attempt.

    The Sea Wolf

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