Both French commanders died: Quiéret was killed as his ship was boarded, and Béhuchet was hanged from the mast of his ship.
The result is what Two Years Before the mast would have been like if Richard Henry Dana Jr. had had a sense of humor.
When Odysseus journeyed back from Troy, his men tied him to the mast of his ship when the Sirens tempted him to leave it.
Users include the Singapore navy: What small-warship commander would turn down a 1,000-foot mast?
mast could not recall whom Bush defeated in 2000 or which party is currently in power in Canada, where he was born and raised.
Lash him to the mast and give him a taste of the cat-o'-nine-tails.
I saw that the step of the mast must have been torn away by grinding upon the rocks.
I'll nail the colors to the mast, and see who will be the man who will haul them down.
No bedding is furnished men before the mast on the coal-carriers.
About noon the trees were visible from the mast, and in the afternoon from the main deck.
"long pole on a ship to support the sail," Old English mæst, from Proto-Germanic *mastaz (cf. Old Norse mastr, Middle Dutch maste, Dutch, Danish mast, German Mast), from PIE *mazdo- "a pole, rod" (cf. Latin malus "mast," Old Irish matan "club," Irish maide "a stick," Old Church Slavonic mostu "bridge"). The single mast of an old ship was the boundary between quarters of officers and crew, hence before the mast in the title of Dana's book, etc.
"fallen nuts; food for swine," Old English mæst, from Proto-Germanic *masto (cf. Dutch, Old High German, German mast "mast;" Old English verb mæsten "to fatten, feed"), perhaps from PIE *mad-sta-, from root *mad- "moist, wet," also used of various qualities of food (cf. Sanskrit madati "it bubbles, gladdens," medah "fat, marrow;" Latin madere "be sodden, be drunk;" Middle Persian mast "drunk;" Old English mete "food," Old High German muos "meal, mushlike food," Gothic mats "food").
Variant of masto-.