But alter as you please, the fore-and-after is still a bad runner when winds blow strong and seas run high.
Hence a schooner is often called a "fore-and-after;" and a ship, a "square-rigger."
A fore-and-after is a vessel without square sails like a sloop or schooner.
Indeed, I believe that only the first mate and the doctor had ever before handled a fore-and-after.
These were well named, as the two ends of the wagon inclined upward, like the bow and stern of a fore-and-after.