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- n. Plural form of squaresail.
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On the foremast we had two squaresails; there ought to have been four.
As the morning went on sail after sail was added, the men springing aloft and shaking out the squaresails, while long triangular pieces of canvas were run up the stays till the yacht was crowded, and she glided along with a delightfully easy motion.
Blastblow evidently saw his mistake in not setting his squaresails, for the wind was blowing about half a gale.
Before night, I had called all hands, and, after unbending the squaresails, sent down all the yards and top-masts, for I feared that we might have trouble with the "low bridges," and perhaps with the trees that overhung the stream in some places.