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  • noun Plural form of yardarm.

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Examples

  • Just as the ship flew onto the causeway and into the towers, the yardarms on the masts burned through and dropped the cauldrons onto the fire below.

    Alexander the Great

  • I would counsel the same wisdom that sailors of yore used to tattoo to their knuckles as a reminder of what not to forget on the yardarms of tall ships in stormy seas.

    Israel Will Never Have Peace

  • But Caesar surprised them by hurling hooks into the rigging of their ships and pulling down their masts and yardarms.

    Boardroom Conquerors

  • Just as the ship flew onto the causeway and into the towers, the yardarms on the masts burned through and dropped the cauldrons onto the fire below.

    Alexander the Great

  • In the meantime she lay dead, her lee yardarms almost touching the sea, the sea creaming solidly to her hatch-combings across the buried, unseen rail.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • There were times, when rolls and gusts worked against her at the same moment, when I could have sworn the ends of her lower-yardarms swept the sea.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • Just as the ship flew onto the causeway and into the towers, the yardarms on the masts burned through and dropped the cauldrons onto the fire below.

    Alexander the Great

  • Of old, international sea law was very liberal towards naval intervention in cases of piracy, including the attendant executions of pirates from variously flagged yardarms.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Market Has Spoken

  • Gone are the scores of deckhands who climb the yardarms.

    Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

  • On each mast were six horizontal yardarms — ranging from 40 to 74 feet in width — to support the sails.

    A Big Boatload of Ego

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