The royal yards were all crossed at once, and royals and skysails set, and, as we had the wind free, the booms were run out, and all were aloft, active as cats, laying out on the yards and booms, reeving the studding-sail gear; and sail after sail the... Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative - Page 230by Richard Henry Dana - 1869 - 470 pagesFull view
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Mark Twain - Tobacco - 1917 - 375 pages
...sheeted home and hoisted up, the anchor tripped and cat-headed, and the ship under headway. Again: The royal yards were all crossed at once, and royals...like a great white cloud resting upon a black speck. Once more. A race in the Pacific: Our antagonist was in her best trim. Being clear of the point, the...