She felt sure his sprit approved when she married her lover last year.
I'll try and set the mainsail on her with the remains of the sprit.
In this case the sprit requires little shifting or attention.
Because of the use of the sprit and heel tackle, the conventional method of reefing was not possible.
Fit the loop in the notch in the lower end of the sprit, and the sail is set.
Then I removed the sprit, tightly hauling down the peak of the sail, and we raced along under what sailors call a leg-of-mutton.
The sheet is attached to the end of the sprit (Figs. 164-168).
They had already made a step and sprit, and, with a calico sail hoisted, the frail craft ran before a light breeze.
The sprit is connected with the yard by what sailors call a crotch.
Let these spars be of pine, or spruce, or bamboo—as light as possible, especially the sprit.