How To Use Topgallant sail In A Sentence

  • Another struck the ship's beakhead, whistling a shred of wood high into the air, then a tearing, ripping, rustling sound made Sharpe look up to see that the Pucelle's main topgallant mast, the slenderest and highest portion of the mainmast, was falling to bring down a tangle of rigging and the main topgallant sail with it. Sharpe's Trafalgar
  • On large ships, the topgallant sail sometimes comprises 2 separate sails for the same reason.
  • In a short time the topgallant sails and mainsail were handed and preparations made to reef the fore topsail.
  • We also slept in hammocks, stood lookout watch at the end of the jibboom and furled topgallant sails during beautiful evening sunsets.
  • The rig has at least three square sails: the course on the lower mast, the topsail on the topmast and the topgallant sail on the topgallant mast.
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  • Each square sail had its name: mainsail, topsail, topgallant sail, royal, skysail, and moonsail; each smaller as one looked upward.
  • Of historical interest are the topgallant sails carried on the fore and main masts, the lateen topsails and topgallants on the mizzen and the topsail on the bonaventure mizzen mast at the stern.
  • She is generally under two topsails, fore and main topsails, fore and foretopmast staysails, sometimes topgallant sails and jib, but seldom any sail on the mizzen, except while in chase of a vessel.
  • Her fore and mizen topgallant masts had been carried away, the topgallant sails hung before the topsails, with the main topgallant masts standing, and all her sails set.
  • In the afternoon set the fore and main topgallant sails. 1pm set the mizzen topgallant sail and spanker.
  • On the topgallant mast is the topgallant sail, on big vessels divided into two sails, like the topsail.
  • She had a full set of sails including double topsails, single topgallant sails and nothing above the royal yards.
  • Above the upper topsails are the topgallant sails and above these, the royals and the skysails.
  • Several of the hands, including Foucault and Parratt, had followed, and all looked up; and there they saw the body of Nilsson, hanging on the front of the fore-topgallant sail. John Thorndyke's Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman
  • By the end of the reign of the carrack, a third sail, the topgallant sail had appeared in some ships above the topsail in its topgallant mast.
  • About midnight we lost the main topgallant sail, which is the next to the highest of five sails on the mainmast.
  • Sometimes additional pieces of wood were fastened to the topmasts, which carried topgallant sails.

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