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  • n. Plural form of square-rigger.


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  • Then there was the boys from the oyster beds, and the oyster pirates — like French Frank and 'Scratch' Nelson and their outfits — and the crews of the old square-riggers that used to run to 'Stralia and around the Horn.

    Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

  • And even though sloops were supposed to be easier to sail than multimasted vessels such as schooners and square-riggers, gargantuan sails represented weapons when they came whipping across the deck.

    Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

  • Gone is the intricate rigging that gave the square-riggers their impressive look.

    Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

  • The strong nautical theme--albeit racing galleys rather than square-riggers--came from my admiration for O'Brian, and the protagonist's naivety when not on his galley comes straight from Jack Aubrey.

    :Acquired Taste

  • Fanshawe counted ninety-six craft, stretched from shore to shore: square-riggers, lateen-rigged gunboats, fast galleys.

    John Paul Jones

  • For a hundred years, New Yorkers had walked on water right here, watched square-riggers slice through the whitecaps below; seen magnificent fireworks outshine, for seconds only, the dazzling city lights; walked and driven across to see the Dodgers take the field at Ebbets.

    The Deed

  • The Turkish fleet was a kaleidoscope of sails, Western-style square-riggers and Mediterranean lateens and galleys.

    John Paul Jones

  • A color print depicted a clipper ship in high seas under full sail, the way depicted square-riggers always seem to be in all weathers.

    Operation Luna

  • The hapless frigate was taking a brutal pounding beneath the guns of the twin square-riggers.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Their British prey forgotten, the square-riggers reeled in a desperate attempt to escape the inescapable.

    Thief Of Hearts


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