I was bo'sun on the Swallow, a spanker she was, chartered by the Company, London to Calcutta.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
I was the last to go below, doing so just as the watch on deck was furling the spanker.
"Stories of Ships and the Sea" by Jack London
A large brig was riding up the river under the afternoon breeze, carrying the English flag at her spanker.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
They got here last night, and they're a pair of spankers, too, if I do say it that shouldn't, as the phrase is.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
With the aid of the winch the two men succeeded in getting the main- topmast staysail set, after which they hauled out the spanker.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
Brail in the spanker, and shiver the mizen topsail!
"Overdue" by Harry Collingwood
Couple of you come aft here and brail up the spanker!
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
My wife artfully introduced it, by observing, that one of the Miss Flamboroughs was like to have a very good match of it in Mr. Spanker.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Slack off that spanker!
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Other officers were directed to drill the seamen stationed at the head sails and the spanker.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
It was perfectly apparent that anybody who got in its path would meet death as instantly as a fly under a housewife's spanker.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The jibs and spanker generally go up at once, because they are useful as an aid to steering.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The Young America had furled everything except her topsails, jib, and spanker.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
What a spanker Tam had been!
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
A small tackle or rope to prevent the spanker-boom from swaying about in fine weather.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A shot had struck the spanker-gaff on the enemy and her ensign had come down on the run.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
Wicks, his head full of a schooner's mainsail, turned his mind to the spanker.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Get a small pull of the spanker sheet!
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Shall I challenge my "Lady Gay Spanker" of last night's acquaintance to a game of bowling?
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
Haul down the jib, and come to by the spanker, or mizzen topsail and spanker.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana