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Fore-topmast   Listen

The topmast next above the foremast.

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"Fore-topmast" Quotes from Famous Books

... sufficiently boiled oil into the great cooling tank on the starboard. One officer superintended the mincing, another exercised a general supervision over all. There was no man at the wheel and no look-out, for the vessel was "hove-to" under two close-reefed topsails and fore-topmast-staysail, with the wheel lashed hard down. A look-out man was unnecessary, since we could not run anybody down, and if anybody ran us down, it would only be because all hands were asleep, for the glare of our try-works fire, to say nothing of the blazing cresset before mentioned, could have been ...
— The Cruise of the Cachalot - Round the World After Sperm Whales • Frank T. Bullen

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