As she came up to the wind, the fore-topmast went over to leeward, being carried away at the cap.
There was a loud crash—the fore-topmast had gone over the side.
A loud crash was heard, and the fore-topmast went over the side, carrying away the jibboom.
The Revenge lost her fore-topmast ere the swine could find their wits.
The first glance of the captain, on recovering his feet and sustaining himself by clasping round a gun, was to the fore-topmast.
At length, her fore-topmast, which had before been severely injured by a chain shot, came down with a crash upon the deck.
While he was thus engaged, the mate summoned him to assist in setting the fore-topmast staysail.
The fore-topmast was in its place, the main-topgallant-mast replaced, and the standing and running rigging nearly finished.
Indeed, many officers go so far as to recommend flanking across the south-east Trade with a fore-topmast studding-sail set.
Jib-topsail: A triangular sail set on the fore-topmast stay of fore-and-aft vessels.