Light sails

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(Naut.) all the sails above the topsails, with, also, the studding sails and flying jib.

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References in classic literature ?
He took off the light sails, shortened right down to storm canvas, spread life lines, and waited for the wind.
Of their eight tentacles, six were elongated, and stretched out floating on the water, whilst the other two, rolled up flat, were spread to the wing like a light sail.
We rigged up a single short mast and light sail, fastened planking down over the ballast to form a deck, worked her out into midstream with a couple of sweeps, and dropped our primitive stone anchor to await the turn of the tide that would bear us out to sea.