Both our topsail-yards were wounded, and several braces and much of our standing rigging shot through.
The standing rigging is the whole assemblage of ropes by which the masts are supported.
The bowsprit became mere debris which dangled foolishly from the standing rigging.
Every day a gang of us were taken ashore to fit up the standing rigging.
Of course, all canvas and running gear had rotted away, but here and there was a leg of standing rigging, preserved by the tar.
After the masts are stepped and the bowsprit put in, the standing rigging is "set up."
The standing rigging was first cut through, then that on the other side, when a few strokes sent the mast overboard.
Those which are seized upon a vessel's standing rigging, to prevent its being chafed.
The shrouds and standing rigging had been pulled taut with many a "Yo, heave ho!"
You do not need to follow out every line in the standing rigging even, in order to paint a ship properly.