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The bowsprit of the Guerriere caught fast in the rigging of the Constitution, and the sailors on both ships tried to board.
Her bowsprit and masts were nearly all cut away, and out of more than a hundred men only fourteen were unhurt.
They'd got a kind of fore-shortening out of the bowsprit, and another set of canvas partly up that was dirty and patched.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
A few wretches alone clung desperately to the forepart of the ship and the stump of the bowsprit.
THE MISSING SHIPW. H. G. KINGSTON
The studding-sails were rigged out, and various strange-shaped sails were set between the masts and above and below the bowsprit.
THE MISSING SHIPW. H. G. KINGSTON
The chain stay parts, dragging loose in the water, while a great strain is put by the foremast on the bowsprit.
The men from the boats lashed a cable round her bowsprit, and the gun-vessel towed her away.
The bowsprit was driven aft, through the bits against the stump of the foremast, and did its share in the work.
Martingale: A short spar under the bowsprit, used to give more spread to the stays that set the bowsprit or jib-boom down.
"You once found me useful enough to fetch and carry, and amusing when I walked the Oriole's bowsprit," I replied ruefully.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL

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