Mizzen-mast

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mizzen-mast the mast that bears the mizzen
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. misaine—It. mezzana—Low L. medianus—L. medius, the middle.

Usage

In literature:

Soon the whole poop was on fire, and the triumphant flames began to climb up the mizzen-mast.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
No one was allowed to come aft beyond the mizzen-mast.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Don't I know the mizzen-mast as well as I know me right leg?
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
The foremast is sprung, the main-topgallant mast is gone, and the mizzen has been snapped off close by the deck.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
The coxswain and Bax alone stood up, both holding on to the mizzen-mast.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
The "mizzen" is the mast nearest to the stern.
"The Life of a Ship" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then there was a crash, and the mizzen-mast broke suddenly off four feet above the deck and fell into the sea.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
This schooner, deprived of its mizzen-mast, was running towards the whirlpool, under bare poles.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Fore t'gallant mast had gone like a carrot at the cap, and mizzen-mast head was so sprung that she wouldn't bear the spanker.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Last of all, her mizzen-mast was cut short off by the plunging shot, and fell over the side.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
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In poetry:

And the "Blanche's" crew without dismay
Fired a broadside into the "Pique" without delay,
Which raked her fore and aft, and knocked her to smash,
And the mizzen mast fell overboard with a terrible crash.
"An All-Night Sea Fight" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Juddmonte Farms Inc. Cosset Mizzen Mast Cozzene.
Mizzen Mast's Fee Raised to $15,000.
Mizzen Mast, the sole stallion to sire as many as two Breeders' Cup World Championships winners this year, will stand in 2013 for $15,000, up from $12,500 in 2012.
Mizzen Mast Colt Commands $350,000 at OBS.
Mizzen Mast colt became the highest-priced horse sold during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.
Mizzen Mast to Stand for $12,500 at Juddmonte.
Mizzen Mast at Juddmonte Farms.
Mizzen Mast, sire of 21 stakes winners, will stand in 2011 for $12,500 at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.
Mizzen Mast's Current Top Performers.
FLOTILLA (FR Dark Bay or Brown Filly, 2 yo, 122 lb) $540,000 Mizzen Mast —Louvain (IRE), by Sinndar (IRE) B—Eric Puerari, Oceanic Bloodstock & Ariane Gravereaux, FR.
Mizzen Mast 's Current Top Performers.
Back to Mizzen Mast 's Current Top Performers.
Lord Sinclair Mizzen Mast Cozzene.
Ultimate Eagle Mizzen Mast Cozzene.
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