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Topping a Furnace.
See 'Priming and Topping'.
Rope or tackle for lifting the head of a derrick or boom.
Carpenter's hammer having
a conical point and large
, flat, circular head.
supported by stanchions
, along after edge of a lower top.
Edge of the top on lower masts of sailing ships. After side was often fitted to take stanchions. Usually divided into 'fore', and 'after', and 'side' rims. Name was given, also, to
on fore side of rim
, to reduce chafing of topsail.
Rope by which a topmast is hoisted or swayed up.
Sail next above course
in square-rigged vessels
, and above mainsails in fore and aft rigged vessels. Those in square-rigged vessels originally carried three reefs.
In merchant vessels
the sail was
, later, divided into
an upper and a lower topsail
, both without reefs.
Fresh breeze in which a yacht can carry topsails.
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