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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Masting (Naut) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n masting On a sailing-vessel, the arrangement of the masts and their supports.
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In literature:

The masts were already badly wounded.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The only other sound was the creaking of the yards against the masts, and the splashing of the sea against the vessel's bows.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Leaving the mast, I swam towards him; he was lashed to a spar.
"Happy Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Priscilla, with the necessity of meeting a train present in her mind, unstepped the mast and took her oars.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
We shall have the youngsters mast-heading us next, if we don't exactly please them, eh?
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fear was that, the heels of the masts being consumed by the fire, the masts themselves might fall.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
The order was immediately given to furl sails and strike topgallant masts.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
I've a great mind to run off to sea, and enter before the mast just to spite her.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
The captain gave the order to cut away the mizzen-mast, and set another staysail.
"Charley Laurel" by W. H. G. Kingston
At the same time we were in momentary expectation of seeing the mizen-mast share the fate of the other masts.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Suddenly through the gloom, I saw the tall masts and spars of the ship we were to attack.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Tom seated himself as if perfectly at home, and bade me cross my legs on the other side of the mast.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The royal masts were sent down and replaced by stump topgallant masts.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
As we drew near, we saw that she was of considerable size, and that all her masts had gone by the board.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
The son of many a seaman before the mast has risen to the top of his profession.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had only an oar for a mast, and another for a yard.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Captain was already there issuing his orders to clear the wreck, and to prevent the butts of the masts striking the sides of the ship.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
The mizen mast of the enemy soon fell with a crash, while her hull was riddled with shot, and her decks slippery with gore.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
A rope splashed, he stepped the little mast and hoisted the jib.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
But I got another stronger mast, and made the broken one into a boom.
"A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe" by John Macgregor

In poetry:

Do you bemoan
Your side was stripped of oarage in the blast?
Swift Africus has weakened, too, your mast;
The sailyards groan.
"To The Ship Of State" by Roswell Martin Field
We will be able to look at
the swaying of the green seas
and see terrifying whirlpools,
sailors on masts,
without nervousnes.
"A Face" by Srecko Kosovel
But, ah! she met with storm on storm
Ere half her course had run;
And all her masts were torn away,
And all her boats save one.
"'The Seabolt's Volunteers'" by Henry Lawson
How he heard the ancient helmsman
Chant a song so wild and clear,
That the sailing sea-bird slowly
Poised upon the mast to hear,
"By The Seaside : The Secret Of The Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At daybreak, on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast,
To see the form of a maiden fair,
Lashed close to a drifting mast.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
She flits before no earthly blast,
The red sign fluttering from her mast,
Over the solemn seas,
The ghost of the schooner Breeze!
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

At the home of Gregg and Jannett Cawlfield, family, friends and neighbors work to hoist the masts of the Black Pearl into place on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
STUART — The lofty mast Sailfish Point residents may soon see rising from their marina won't be driving vessels to blue water, but it should improve their cellphone reception.
In February during the World of Concrete Show, Premier Scaffold Solutions announced availability of the Made in USA ProSeries Mast Climber.
Centrica awards contract to GL Garrad Hassan for design, supply, installation & operation of an offshore meteorological mast system.
In this episode, Russ finds a violation of the use of non-metallic support hardware on a service mast where the clips are obviously not sunlight resistant.
The Telescopic Mast can be used to lift and lower lights, cameras, microphones, props, and scenery.
City Tax Increase Can Be Avoided, MAST Says.
An imposing, white marble shaft representing the broken mast of a ship stands tall in the Oakland Cemetery off Jermain Avenue.
Mast Chocolate Bars ($80 for a box of 10).
Earn gift certificate to Mast General Store by completing hikes.
Today, with the information that is readily available through the internet, and with all the training available for hire (and some for free), there's no excuse for not having a safer mast climbing experience.
CHARLESTON (AP) — For every serious hunter it's a must have: the annual mast survey.
(AP) — For every serious hunter it's a must have: the annual mast survey.
A new rig was ordered from Charleston Spar, and Kevin Montague from Northeast Rigging was on the spot to dress the mast and step it, using the crane at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Details of mast construction and staying, and specialized boom design for a VGWS rig were too extensive to include in the print edition of the magazine.

In science:

Speicher, Combinatorics of Free Probability Theory IHP course note, available at˜speicher.
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
Speicher, R-diagonal Pair-A Common Approach to Haar Unitaries and Circular Elements, (1995), www˜speicher. B.
Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-Probability Space
Speicher, Combinatorics of Free Probability Theory IHP course note, available at˜speicher.
Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-Probability Space
Some or all of the data presented in this paper were obtained from the Multi mission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (MAST).
Far Ultraviolet Spectral Analysis of the Prototype Nova-Like Variable VY Sculptoris from the High State to the Low State
Support for MAST for non-HST data is provided by the NASA Office of Space Science via grant NAG5-7584 and by other grants and contracts.
Far Ultraviolet Spectral Analysis of the Prototype Nova-Like Variable VY Sculptoris from the High State to the Low State
Suppose someone drops a rock from the top of the mast of Galileo’s moving ship.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
Wu et al. (2010) and the Kepler Processing Handbook at MAST.
Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler, III: Analysis of the First 16 Months of Data
MAST and can be obtained using the Data Retrieval Search form.
Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler, III: Analysis of the First 16 Months of Data
However, two observations (GD71 and GD153) were obtained from the MAST archive as part of the early release of data for calibration purposes.
A comparison of DA white dwarf temperatures and gravities from Lyman and Balmer line studies
This mean one must use Huygens-Fresnel principle: the electric field in this point is the superposition of all second emitters of the plane wave. In order of it one mast calculate average value of last expression by all possible directions of driven dipoles.
Two-Level Atom in the Resonant Field - Critical Remarks
For each identified HST paper, we search for the program(s) ID(s) of the HST data used. A link is then established in MAST, the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope, between the paper and the program(s).
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Each month, the ADS receives from MAST, our updated list of publications, in an automatic and electronic way.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Many thanks to the MAST team at STScI, particularly Karen Levay, Paolo Padovani, and Sara Anderson for storing and handling the data used in this study.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Capacitance measurements reveal stepwise fusion events in degranulating mast cells.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Properties of the fusion pore that forms during exocytosis of a mast cell secretory vesicle.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?