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An external carbon backstay boosts precision on the way down.
In my fall I grappled with the backstay, and brought myself up, and landed on the cross-trees.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Just as he spoke, Tommy Rebow was hunting the animal from shroud to backstay, up over the mast-head and down again.Sunshine Bill|W H G Kingston
But Ulysses lashed the keel to the mast with the backstay, and on these he sat, borne by the winds across the sea.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church