close-reefed topsails

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  • As it went out of sight past the point he could see the topsail being broken out. Cited from A Son Of The Sun, by Jack London
  • This night he was seen on the main lower topsail yard, higher than which he never would go. Cited from Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • In the mean time another main-topsail was set and an attempt made to wear ship. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Comes the rain before the wind, Then your topsail you must mind. Cited from Current Superstitions, by Various
  • We waited until she sunk her topsails, and then went on our course. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • He appeared to be looking up at something that was hidden from me by the topsails. Cited from The Ghost Pirates, by William Hope Hodgson
  • The captain and master, as happened to be necessary, took in and left out the topsails. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. X, by Robert Kerr
  • We had a moderate leading wind, which sent us under our topsails at a fair rate through the water. Cited from The Loss of the Royal George, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The majority of large square-riggers today carry separate upper and lower topsails.
  • We got round, under close-reefed topsails, and that was all we did. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • We got round, under close-reefed topsails, and that was all we did. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Two hours later the latter announced that the topsails of three ships coming out from the harbor were visible. Cited from Friends, though divided, by G. A. Henty
  • The air was full of smoke, but near me I could see a topsail of the enemy. Cited from D'Ri and I, by Irving Bacheller
  • One of them big water-barrels with the topsail-yard run through? Cited from Fitz the Filibuster, by George Manville Fenn
  • We had shot away the enemy's main-topsail-yard. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The topsails were let fall, and, with her boats ahead, she stood in towards the fort. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • You see we can see her topsails from the deck; and of course she can see ours. Cited from The Queen's Cup, by G. A. Henty
  • When we get nearer land we will lower our topsails, so as not to be so easily made out from the land. Cited from By Right of Conquest, by G. A. Henty
  • Barely more than a topsail could be made out, even through the marine glass of the young watch officer. Cited from The Submarine Boys for the Flag, by Victor G. Durham
  • They also had been sent up by the first mate, as he told them to loose the topsail. Cited from My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
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