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four-masted

[fawr-mas-tid, -mah-stid, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈmæs tɪd, -ˈmɑ stɪd, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective, Nautical
1.
carrying four masts.
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  • Used to be cap'n of a four-masted schooner, till he hurt his back and had to stay ashore.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The Grace de Dieu was a four-masted vessel, and was built in 1515.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • There was a pergola constructed from the timbers of a four-masted schooner that had broken up on the third ledge.

    The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke
  • She was a four-masted vessel, fitted with double topsails, with a spread of canvas about 4,500 square yards.

  • At one time he was owner and master of a four-masted steel sailing ship that carried the English flag and coals from Newcastle.

  • Fourteen four-masted ships, a part of them with crews of two hundred and fifty men, were equipped and victualled for two years.

  • Also, she was four-masted, instead of the usual three, and her hull and lower spars were of steel instead of wood.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This 'ere is a real simon pure, four-masted womern an' she wants you fer Captain.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • Her eyes fastened for an instant upon the tattoo of a four-masted sailing ship imprinted on his arm.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • Rob talked with his father that evening, and showed him his four-masted ship with a bowsprit at each end.

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