Then I removed the sprit, tightly hauling down the peak of the sail, and we raced along under what sailors call a leg-of-mutton.
Furling the sail and lashing it securely about the mast, boom, sprit, and two pairs of spare oars, I threw it overboard.
Likewise they stretched my boom and sprit
until the sail set like a board.
I waited to give Charley all the time I could, and I pretended dissatisfaction with the stretch of the sail and slightly shifted the small tackle by which the huge sprit
forces up the peak.
However, I found two pieces which appeared pretty good, and with these I went to work; and with a great deal of pains, and awkward stitching, you may be sure, for want of needles, I at length made a three-cornered ugly thing, like what we call in England a shoulder-of-mutton sail, to go with a boom at bottom, and a little short sprit
at the top, such as usually our ships' long-boats sail with, and such as I best knew how to manage, as it was such a one as I had to the boat in which I made my escape from Barbary, as related in the first part of my story.
In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits
. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness.
Permanent Deputy PM Binh praised the sprit
for the people and for the country, and the contribution of the youth to the cause of national construction and protection especially via the voluntary youth campaign which has been organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union over the last 20 years.
He said that just like we ask our God to apologize on our sins and he forgive us, we should also express the same sprit
with others on their mistakes.
On this occasion he prayed for Muslims to follow teaching of Islam in letter and sprit
, unity among Muslims ummah and Solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan.
Appreciating the sprit
of employees, he urged every segment of the society to come forward and contribute in the national cause of saving future generations from drought.
On this occasion, the chief minister appreciated the dedication, competence and sprit
of the JI ministers in the cabinet.
The CEO deploring the deaths of linemen during restoration of electricity in parts of KP asked the workers to ensure the safety measures in letter and sprit
, adding PESCO workers are precious asset for the