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Studding-sail

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Studding-sail a narrow sail set temporarily at the outer edges of a square sail when the wind is light—also Scudding-sail
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. studu, a post.

Usage

In literature:

In less than five minutes all the studding sails that would draw were set, as well as everything that would pull.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
Carrying royals and studding-sails, the "Chancellor" during the last four-and-twenty hours has held a steady course.
"The Survivors of the Chancellor" by Jules Verne
Studding-sails taken in; after yards filled, and ship kept on under easy sail all night; the wind dying away.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
As we sailed down, the river was suddenly studded with pinnacles of rock, huge boulders or masses fallen from the heights.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
After some hours she came back by way of Green Island, with all plain sails and all studding-sails set.
"Notes by the Way in A Sailor's Life" by Arthur E. Knights
All this was very good advice, and the captain became quite calm and rational, and set his studding-sails below and aloft.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
At daylight land in sight from West to south by west; set studding-sails.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
The light canvas of the Coquette was taken in, the studding-sail-gear unrove, and the booms secured.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Having got ten or twelve small spars to make studding-sail booms, boat- masts, &c., and night approaching, we returned with them on board.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Along the shore lay a chain of villages, and then the sea, studded with sails.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
By-and-bye, however, it becomes prudent to take in the royals, flying-jib, and top-gallant studding-sails.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
An order was given to take in studding-sails and get the ship "snug" for the night, and quickly obeyed.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
They've been getting out studding-sails too.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The fellow cannot mean to set a studding-sail!
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The studding-sails were accordingly taken in, and the ship brought to the wind on the starboard tack.
"The Congo Rovers" by Harry Collingwood
The ship was kept running to the eastward all that day under studding- sails, and by sunset had travelled a distance of nearly seventy miles.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
In studding-sails, Mr Simpson, and then heave about on the port tack.
"A Middy in Command" by Harry Collingwood
The stranger had borne down with studding-sails, until within three miles of the India-men, when she rounded to.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I saw tiny sails studding the deep blue.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
At length an east wind sprang up, and with studding sails spread like wings, the brig ran before it, reeling like a drunken sea-gull.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
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In poetry:

"Oh, fly aloft to the garboard strake!
And reef the spanker boom;
Bend a studding sail on the martingale,
To give her weather room."
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
Then the whale piped high a leviathan cry
And he guggled in huge despair;
Then he splattered our sail and stud on his tail
And turned nine flips in the air.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin