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Definitions of SAILS
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(Naut.) Square-S., courses, topsails, topgallant-sails, royals, and skysails. Fore-andaft S., jibs, staysails, trysails, boom, main, and fore sails, spanker or driver (on the mizzen), gaff topsails, studding-sails, and the flying-kites. Sheer-S. See Driftsail. Lug-S., nearly square, set on a slanting yard, not suspended from the middle, and with the longer arm the higher.
By Henry Percy Smith