In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Farash lowered the sail and he and two other paddlers removed the cloth and stowed it under the forecastle, then fastened a newer and more elaborately decorated sail, pristine white, to the yardarm, and hoisted it aloft.
- She grinned and flicked her eyebrow, letting her eyes follow his progress up the rigging and to the top yardarm, were he settled into the tarpaulin for his watch.
- The mutiny on the Bounty is the most famous of all mutinies at sea; and it was probably the most gentle, although three of the mutineers were eventually hanged from the yardarm of a Royal Navy ship in Portsmouth Harbour.
- It was said that an ordinary seaman on the Admiral's flagship publicly disagreed with this conclusion and was promptly hanged from the yardarm for his insubordination.
- Regular brisk summary hangings at the yardarms of the warships worked wonders.
- Also the backyard at midnight: shirts flying, frozen in the sleet, gray trees, the mast's prayer, crossbows loaded, yardarms humming in the darkness that empties shapes.
- We looked at each other in some dismay, not alleviated when the ‘Not under Command’ signal went up at a yardarm.
- A flagpole with a yardarm, which is styled after a ship's mast, displays more of Bill's flags; visible from the street, these bolts of color pay tribute to the town's seafaring history and a nearby Coast Guard station.
- Traditionally, mastheads and yardarms of RN ships were decorated with bunches of greenery, a task carried out by the boatswain's party in the dark hours of the night on December 24.
- A mariner's diary of 1675 refers to the ducking from the yardarm of men entering the Straits for the first time, or being required to pay one dollar in lieu - and ducking remains an integral part of the modern ceremony in the Royal Navy.
- Avast, ye scurvy dogs, Kerry will swing from the highest yardarm!
- Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and Russio & Elliot put themselves out on the yardarm and delivered post-retro fireworks that all the world could see… twice.
- Working high up a mast on the end of a yardarm isolated in the expanse of the southern ocean, it was an uncanny experience to eyeball one of these creatures.
- Sailors of the ship Shtandart are silhouetted as they climb on its masts and yardarms during the city birthday celebrations.
- Far more frightening to him than dangling from an ice-glazed yardarm 150 feet over the Southern Ocean was being unable to choose his own destiny.
- The captain of the brig listened attentively and when the words ended ordered the poor devil to be strung up on the yardarm according to British naval regulations concerning privateers.
- She carries the traditional Great Lakes fore-and-aft schooner rig with its distinctive triangular ‘raffee’ sail on a foremast yardarm.
- Budd innocently exalts, even as he is shanghaied and set upon a path that leads to the yardarm.
- If I din't not believe in mutiny I'd have you hung off the yardarm for it,
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