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Usage examples for Jackstay

  1. I put my left arm round the Ordinary's body- getting hold of the jackstay on the other side. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  2. At his touch, as though by magic, the young fellow calmed down, and Stubbins- reaching round him- grasped the jackstay on the other side. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  3. I screwed round a bit, holding the jackstay with one hand, and steadying the insensible Ordinary with the other. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  4. Jackson, who was outside of me, gripped the jackstay and threw his feet around the yard- arm which was springing and jumping away at a terrific rate with the shock of the cracking topsail. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  5. The jackstay was torn from his grasp, and he fell, face downward, into the black void beneath. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  6. I had traced out bit by bit, until now I could clearly see the jackstay running along the top of the royal mast; and, you know, the royal itself was set. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
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