close-reefed top-sails

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  • We continued to stretch to the S.W. till midnight, when we wore, and set close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • At eight, being something more moderate, I made the Adventure signal to make sail; and soon after made sail ourselves under the courses and close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • At nine in the morning on the 23d, the sky began to clear up, and the gale to abate, so that we could carry close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • We stood out to sea, under close-reefed top-sails and courses, till eleven o'clock at night; when we wore and stood to the northward, having a very high and irregular sea. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • Two close-reefed top-sails were all the sail she had on, and every sail and rope was frozen so stiff in its place, that it seemed as though it would be impossible to start anything. Cited from Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
  • This was done under courses and two close-reefed top-sails; being rather more sail than the ships could safely bear; but it was necessary to carry it to avoid the more pressing danger of being forced on shore. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 16, by Robert Kerr
  • In the evening it ceased to snow; the weather cleared up, the wind backed to the west, and we spent the night in making two short boards, under close-reefed top-sails and fore-sail. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 2, James Cook
  • At last we could bear no more sail than the two courses, and two close-reefed top-sails; and under them we stretched for Cape Stephens, which we made at eleven o'clock at night. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 2, James Cook
  • At day-break the next morning, we bore away under courses, and close-reefed top-sails, having a very hard gale at W.N.W., with heavy squalls, attended with snow. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 16, by Robert Kerr
  • This, in the evening, increased to a strong gale, blew in squalls, attended with snow and sleet, and thick hazy weather, which soon brought us under our close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • It blew so strong as to make it necessary to clew down all the sails; and until next morning [SATURDAY AUGUST 8], nothing above close-reefed top sails could be carried with safety. Cited from A Voyage to Terra Australis, by Matthew Flinders
  • The wind was contrary from the 16th to the 21st, and they had a very high sea, so that they were obliged to keep what advantageous boards they could in tacking under their courses and close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13, by Robert Kerr
  • The wind also veered to N.E. and blew a fresh gale, with which we stood to S.E. It increased in such a manner, that before noon we were brought under close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook
  • But, by that time, we were reduced to two courses and close-reefed top-sails, having a very hard gale, with rain, right on shore; so that, instead of running in for the land, I was glad to get an offing, or to keep that which we had already got. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 16, by Robert Kerr
  • Then an attempt was made to set the sails and beat up for the land; but the rudder was almost unmanageable owing to the ice, and nothing could be made of it, so they were compelled to go right before the wind under close-reefed top-sails, in order to keep some command of the ship. Cited from The World of Ice, by Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • This time, we did not heave to, as on the night before, but endeavored to beat to windward under close-reefed top-sails, balance-reefed trysail, and fore top-mast stay-sail. Cited from Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
  • It then blew a fresh gale at south-west, with much sea running; we stretched south-west under close-reefed top-sails, to get under the lee of the southern land; and at eight o'clock, when the largest Althorp Isle bore N. 32 deg. Cited from A Voyage to Terra Australis, by Matthew Flinders
  • From the Cape of Good Hope to the island Amsterdam, the winds were never so strong as to reduce the Investigator to close-reefed top sails; and on the other hand, the calms amounted to no more than seven hours in nineteen days. Cited from A Voyage to Terra Australis, by Matthew Flinders
  • In this manner we proceeded, without any occurrence worth remarking, with a fresh breeze from the N.E., till the 22d, when it increased to a strong gale, with violent squalls of wind and rain, which brought us under close-reefed top-sails. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. XVII, by Robert Kerr
  • At three o'clock next morning, we were pretty well in with Cape Campbell on the west side of the Strait, when we tacked, and stretched over for Cape Palliser, under courses and close-reefed top-sails, having the wind at N.W., a very strong gale and fair weather. Cited from Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1, James Cook