Fothering the ship, 276, 277.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
At this time the leak had not increased; but that we might be prepared for all events, we got the sail ready for another fothering.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
To try and stop the leaks, Captain Drury ordered the only spare mainsail to be fothered and drawn under the ship's bottom.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
He would get another sail fothered, which might help to keep out the water a few hours longer.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length one of the midshipmen suggested the device of "fothering," which he had seen practised in the West Indies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various