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  • noun Alternative spelling of yardarm.

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Examples

  • "This was the first time I had taken a weather ear-ring, and I felt not a little proud to sit astride of the weather yard-arm, past the ear-ring, and sing out 'Haul out to leeward!'"

    A CLASSIC OF THE SEA

  • What's Obama supposed to say-hang him from the highest yard-arm?

    Does Obama's Statement Help Or Hurt Lieberman?

  • And straightway they let down the sails and the yard-arm and stowed them inside the hollow mast-crutch, and at once they lowered the mast itself till it lay along; and quickly with oars they entered the mighty stream of the river; and round the prow the water surged as it gave them way.

    The Argonautica

  • Now when dawn the light-bringer was touching the edge of heaven, then at the coming of the swift west wind they went to their thwarts from the land; and gladly did they draw up the anchors from the deep and made the tackling ready in due order; and above spread the sail, stretching it taut with the sheets from the yard-arm.

    The Argonautica

  • He was hanged at the yard-arm the first thing in the morning, after having it impressively pointed out to him by Boldheart that this was what spiters came to.

    A Holiday Romance

  • Piles up the churned waters and tumbles them: never a yard-arm

    Satyricon

  • Then out from the semi-darkness at the starboard yard-arm, there came a curse from Jaskett, followed almost immediately by a noise of something vibrating.

    The Ghost Pirates

  • Out at the yard-arm there came a splutter of a match, and then, straightaway, a great spurt of fire as the flare took light.

    The Ghost Pirates

  • He was hanged at the yard-arm the first thing in the morning, after having it impressively pointed out to him by Boldheart that this was what spiters came to.

    A Holiday Romance

  • Cuttwater, ‘What sort of a figure would you make on a yard-arm, reefing a sail in a gale of wind?’

    The Three Clerks

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