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synonyms for lugsail

  • square rig
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How to use lugsail in a sentence

She began to hoist her lugsail in a dazed, shiftless fashion, while our two boats drifted slowly to leeward.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
The light was growing each moment, the breeze dying fast, and presently the damp lugsail slatted against the mast.
THE LEAGUE OF THE LEOPARDHAROLD BINDLOSS
There's a nice southwester blowing now, and under the big lugsail we ought to overhaul the canoe before he does so.
THE LEAGUE OF THE LEOPARDHAROLD BINDLOSS
With the wind astern, your head of hair will be as good as a lugsail; and with the wind ahead, we can reef it hard.
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS UPMORE, BART., M.P., FORMERLY KNOWN AS "TOMMY UPMORE"R. D. BLACKMORE
We then discovered a lugsail, which had belonged to one of the ships' boats; this we hoisted; and our craft was ready to sail.
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSONJOHANN DAVID WYSS
I glanced at the short length of dark fabric, and up at the black square of lugsail.
MY DANISH SWEETHEART., VOLUME 2 OF 3WILLIAM CLARK RUSSELL
Then he could make out the dark figures on the quay, and the hoisting of the lugsail, and the putting off of the boat.
MACLEOD OF DAREWILLIAM BLACK
The great bulk of the steamer soon floated away, and the lugsail was run up again, and the boat made slowly back for Castle Dare.
MACLEOD OF DAREWILLIAM BLACK
The origin of lugger is unknown, but the word is recorded a century later than lugsail, whence it is probably derived.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
The explanation of lugsail as a sail that is lugged seems to be a piece of folk-etymology.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LUGSAIL

  • lugsail
  • square rig
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