from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rim or edge of a ship′ s top.
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In two hours 'time, I had my top-gallant-mast and yard well secured to the top-rim and the caps, having sawed them in pieces for the purpose.
The object I had mistaken for Marble, dead or asleep, was a part of the bunt of the main-top-sail, that had been hauled down over the top-rim, and secured there, either to form a sort of shelter against the breaking seas, or a bed.
I saw an object, lying motionless across the top-rim, which I supposed to be Marble.
I was obeyed, the second-mate having the watch, and all three of us were soon seated with our legs over the top-rim, as comfortable as so many gossips, who had just finished their last cups, have stirred the fire, and drawn their heads together to open a fresh-budget.