Light sails


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Light sails (Naut) all the sails above the topsails, with, also, the studding sails and flying jib.
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In literature:

The sea was calm, and the wind, coming off shore, was light, as we slowly sailed past the Cow-and-Calf Rocks.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
All light sails and all extra ones should be taken in when there is a possibility of a squall.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
You have set sail with the fleet of herring boats about sun-down, and you are running before a light breeze through the dusk.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
The day was fine and the breeze so light that the old patched sails were taking the schooner along at a gentle three knots per hour.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
Finding at day-light that the cutter sailed considerably better, I directed Mr. Robson that the jolly-boat might be taken in tow by her.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
"Problems of Expansion" by Whitelaw Reid
The moon, sailing high in the zenith, cast no light beneath the porch's roof, and von Rittenheim stood unrecognizing.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
Most lazy we must have looked as we sailed off to the fishing ground with a light fair wind, NNW.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
I send up light rockets, although it was broad day, and go with all sails set that were still setable, toward her.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
Saucily she raised her head to a new breeze, shook her great sail of flame in the night, and scattered red light about her.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton

In poetry:

The sweet light fails from out the sky,
The weary wind is wailing,
The rain, like tears, is falling nigh
From the grey cloud o'er us sailing.
"The Time Of The Rose Is Over" by Alexander Anderson
We saw in richer sunsets lost
The sombre pomp of showery noons;
And signalled spectral sails that crossed
The weird, low light of rising moons.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How happy my heart is, how buoyant,
On my boat so tiny and light,
I am sailing the ripples and light
All day long and from dusk till the dawning.
"The Reflection Of Mountains." by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
“I am in Eve’s predicament––
I sha’n’t be happy till I’ve sinned;
Away!” She lightly rose, and sent
Her scruples sailing down the wind.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
I've sailed o'er surging waves below,
And view'd the rainbow's colour'd light,
And felt the spray, thy waters throw,
When leaping, with resistless might.
"Niagra Falls" by Thomas Frederick Young
O moon! in the night I have seen you sailing
And shining so round and low;
You were bright! ah bright! but your light is failing—­
You are nothing now but a bow.
"Songs Of Seven (complete)" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The light straw color of the pour, followed by a heavily carbonated head and lemon nose, make it evident that Full Sail 's Berliner Weiss is made for summertime.
The photos show lifeboats, illuminated by lights from the Costa Concordia, sailing away from the partly submerged ship to the nearby Isola del Giglio island.
Water vessels were decked out in festive holiday lights and judged at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for competition.
Hundreds lined the shore to watch the annual event as boats were decked out in festive holiday lights and judged at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for competition.
Terry Wilson/Courtesy to Colfax RecordA Radian plane – equipped with LED lights – sails over Placer County skies.
Christmas boat parade lights up landlocked Villa Park Villa Park's Great Dry Land Yacht Parade set sail Sunday evening .
Kenneth Andreasen, the head coach for the US Olympic sailing team, is not a man who travels lightly.
A solar sail could use light to nudge an earthbound rock into an orbit we could live with.
They're presented as sailing shoes, because they support your feet for quick movement, not plodding steps , and they're light and strong, made of breathable, hydrophobic mesh upper material and layers of toe and heel reinforcing.
A near collision with an unlighted sailing vessel while underway in the Florida Keys reinforced in my mind the importance of proper use of vessel navigation lights.

In science:

Mansuripur, “Solar Sails, Optical Tweezers, and Other Light-Driven Machines,” in Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman, edited by H. J.
Deducing radiation pressure on a submerged mirror from the Doppler shift
Mansuripur, “Solar Sails, Optical Tweezers, and Other Light-Driven Machines,” in Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman, edited by H. J.
Radiation pressure on a submerged absorptive partial reflector deduced from the Doppler shift