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1) skysail. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A small square sail above the royal in a square-rigged vessel....

2) main. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...sheer: by main strength. 3. Nautical Connected to or located near the mainmast: a main skysail. 4. Grammar Of, relating to, or being the principal clause or verb...

3) 211. Ships by John Masefield. Monroe, Harriet, ed. 1917. The New Poetry: An Anthology
...forth, 40 Dainty John Lockell well remembered yet, The splendid Argus with her skysail set, Stalwart Drumcliff, white-blocked, majestic Sierras, Divine bright ships,...

4) Chapter XI. Passage up the Coast-Monterey. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...the whole sail having blown over to leeward, the lee leach was over the yard-arm, and the skysail was all adrift and flying over my head. I looked down, but it in...

5) Chapter XXXVI. Soundings-Sights from Home-Boston Harbor-Leaving the Ship. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...stripped of all its sea bandaging. The last touch was put to the vessel by painting the skysail poles; and I was sent up to the fore, with a bucket of white paint...

6) Chapter XXXV. A Double Reef-Top-Sail Breeze-Scurvy-A Friend in Need-Preparing for Port-The Gulf Stream. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...some in the rigging, and others on deck; a stiff breeze, and ship close upon the wind, and skysails brailed down.—Latter part of the afternoon, breeze increases,...

7) Chapter V. Cape Horn-A Visit. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...during the night. Toward morning, the wind having become light, we crossed our royal and skysail yards, and at daylight, we were seen under a cloud of sail, having...

8) Chapter XXXIII. Cracking on-Progress Homeward-A Pleasant Sunday-A Fine Sight-By-Play. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...looking like two kites flying from the same string; and, highest of all, the little skysail, the apex of the pyramid, seeming actually to touch the stars, and to...

9) Chapter XXV. Rumors of War-A Spouter-Slipping for a South-Easter-A Gale. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics
...not more than half their number. 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...

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