bowsprit


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a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel

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Ogden, the supercargo, who was at the bowsprit, called to the men nearest to the bodies, to fasten them to the wreck; as a last horrible resource in case of being driven to extremity by famine!
The Canadian went to take his place again under the bowsprit.
The owner was dancing excitedly about and demanding an explanation, but by that time Big Alec's partner had crawled aft from the bowsprit and was peering apprehensively over the rail into the cockpit.
Many of them went forward, perching upon the headrails or running out upon the bowsprit, while others seated themselves upon the taffrail, or reclined at full length upon the boats.
Her bowsprit cocked up like an old-fashioned frigate's; her jib-boom had been fished and spliced and nailed and clamped beyond further repair; and as she hove herself forward, and sat down on her broad tail, she looked for all the world like a blowzy, frousy, bad old woman sneering at a decent girl.
Fine's a yacht forward, with yacht sterns to 'em, an' spike bowsprits, an' a haouse that u'd take our hold.
It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.
But as soon as the conversation ceased, the grinning, ugly creatures arose in a flock and flew swiftly toward the strangers, their long arms stretched out before them like the bowsprits of a fleet of sail-boats.
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Then we steered the boat up very sharply to avoid the collision, and once we had our boat stable, we were overlapped by the bowsprit and about a metre of the bow.
The paper adds that when a storm threatened to ruin the sails Rowley-Conwy was picked to climb the bowsprit to furl the jib.
Having recently completed the two-handed 2,500-mile Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race as co-skippers -- coming a competitive seventh despite being handicapped by a failed bowsprit -- the two will be joined by Omani sailor Sami Al Shukaili and experienced Spanish racer Alex Pella.
As he worked on the bowsprit, he imagined explaining the burglary to Maggie.
Generally, the structure of sailing vessels followed well-established traditions, such as the bowsprit being placed on the starboard side of the stem post, although innovations and variations were made at the discretion of the builder or the owner.
Long and low, with a soaring bowsprit and crowned by those five masts, each towering some two hundred feet above water level, she is an utterly distinctive creation; a vast, seagoing cathedral on the ocean, writ large in steel and billowing canvas.