Priscilla, on her knees under the foresail, tugged at the anchor rope.
As the jib and foresail were taken off her, she shot up to the buoy.
The foresail only was set, to prevent the ship from striking with too great force.
He had the weather-gage, and his foresail was now drawing well.
Boom—The spar used to extend the foot of the mainsail or foresail.
We turned to and got the foresail aft, and made a kind of roof of it.
A knife drawn across the fore halyards would bring the foresail down, and put an end to our liberty in twenty minutes.
“Our foresail has departed for Africa,” Miss West laughed in my ear.
The vessel then luffed into the wind, in defiance of the helm, and the first shake of the foresail stripped it from the bolt rope.
Right through the foresail, sir, and the skipper knows what we mean.