Reef points

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pieces of small rope passing through the eyelet holes of a reef-band, and used reefing the sail.
- Totten.

See also: Reef

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This necessitated frequent tacks, so that, overhead, the mainsail was ever swooping across from port tack to starboard tack and back again, making air- noises like the swish of wings, sharply rat-tat-tatting its reef points and loudly crashing its mainsheet gear along the traveller.
Hopping smaller swimbaits along the bottom appeals to the sizeable flounder that lay in the sand spits between reef points, while slowly retrieving a 6-inch D.O.A.
Allozyme variation within and among reefs on the Great Barrier Reef points to modest amounts of gene-flow in s pawning corals (Ayre and Hughes 2000) that approach the levels for fishes and other organisms with longer larval durations (e.g., Benzie 1994, Doherty et al.