Crosstrees


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Cross´trees`


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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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:
Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail.
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.
At last he was able to ride to Crosstrees and find Toby.
net or writing to Crosstrees, Grovehill, Belstead, Ipswich.
We appreciate the efforts of our physician Investigators and their research staff in enrollment of patients to the IDE study," said Robert Scribner, President & CEO of Crosstrees Medical, Inc.