Here is the main-yard alongside of us, with the main-sail and plenty of rope hanging on to it.
When quite near, he hauled up his main-sail, by order of the vice-admiral.
The main-sail was a lug-sail with a large boom, and did not require to be dipped every time a tack was made.
The lower yard of the main-sail is called the boom, and the upper the main-sail yard.
The soldiers once more fired; two bullets struck the boat, but did no damage; the third went through the main-sail.
Dick, you cut the lashings and get the main-sail off the hoops.
The main-sail shivered, as the breeze caught it slightly aback.
The main-sail had rent from the leash to the peak of the gaff, and was shaking into shreds.
The Hispaniola was under her main-sail and two jibs, and the beautiful white canvas shone in the sun like snow or silver.
And the halliards of his main-sail were running in the blocks as soon as he said it.
(Gr. artemon), answering to the modern "mizzen-sail," as some suppose. Others understand the "jib," near the prow, or the "fore-sail," as likely to be most useful in bringing a ship's head to the wind in the circumstances described (Acts 27:40).