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a.1.Destitute of sails.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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when suddenly this bristling lump of iron appears sailless and trailing steam in the bay and these guys carrying long funny-looking sticks come ashore and announce you've just been discovered, you're all subjects of the Emperor now, he's keen on presents called tax and these bright-eyed holy men would like a word with your priests.
A sailless mast juts out in that direction, topped by a 10th-magnitude star.
Mark Twain called Mono Lake a "silent, sailless sea," but its shallow waters lure flocks of birds.