All very fine; but it was an act of piracy, for which he could have been hanged at the yardarm.
Above, along the yardarm and up the ratlines swarmed his bowmen.
"He'd look remarkably well from a yardarm, sir," returned the captain.
The wind flapped their small sail and the yardarm wobbled badly.
If we do not get to Tarragona by four o'clock this afternoon, I will have you hung from the yardarm.
Arbuthnot was hanged from the yardarm of his own schooner; Ambrister was shot.
It seems that a foremast hand on board the ship which had brought him hither fell from the yardarm into the sea.
A fortnight later Parker swung from the yardarm of that ship.
He was a pirate; and you have only anticipated his suspension at a yardarm.
If you're Westwood, I can tell you, they'll run ye up to a yardarm, sir!