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n. pl.1.(Naut.) Pieces of timber at a masthead, to which are attached the upper shrouds. At the head of lower masts in large vessels, they support a semicircular platform called the "top."
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Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail.
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
It was ten in the morning; the corvette was under half-steam, as it was regretting to leave the spot where the catastrophe had taken place, when a sailor, perched on the main-top-gallant crosstrees, watching the sea, cried suddenly:
On the cedar posts of barbed wire fences running along the tracks perched scissortails and crows, while in the top branches of lightpole crosstrees, hawks and buzzards watched us glide amiably by.
James' gift horse, Caesar, was fresh and he trotted eagerly into the stable yard at Crosstrees.
The Crosstrees Pod System offers performance benefits that may improve surgical outcomes for patients with vertebral fractures.
The jockey crashed into the overhead steel crosstrees and ripped his ear, but he is expected to be back on Wednesday.
10 The last sentence of "Proteus" presents an "unnatural" ship: "Moving through the air high spars of threemaster, her sails brailed up on the crosstrees, homing, upstream, silently moving, a silent ship.
At last he was able to ride to Crosstrees and find Toby.
net or writing to Crosstrees, Grovehill, Belstead, Ipswich.