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top-sail

TOP'-SAIL, n. A sail extended across the top-mast, above which is the top-gallant-sail.




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TOP'-SAIL, n. A sail extended across the top-mast, above which is the top-gallant-sail.


TOP'-SAIL, n.

A sail extended across the top-mast, above which is the top-gallant-sail.


Top"sail`
  1. In a square-rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore-and-aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the gaff. See Cutter, Schooner, Sail, and Ship.

    Topsail schooner. (Naut.) See Schooner, and Illustration in Appendix.

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Top-sail

TOP'-SAIL, noun A sail extended across the top-mast, above which is the top-gallant-sail.

TOP'-SHAPED, adjective In botany, turbinate.

TOP'-SOILING, noun The act or art of taking off the top-soil of land, before a canal is begun.

TOP'-STONE, noun A stone that is placed on the top, or which forms the top.

TOP'-TACKLE, noun A large tackle hooked to the lower end of the top-mast top-rope and to the deck.

TOP, verb intransitive To rise aloft; to be eminent; as lofty ridges and topping mountains.

1. To predominate; as topping passions; topping uneasiness.

2. To excel; to rise above others.

But write thy best and top--

TOP, verb transitive To cover on the top; to tip; to cap.

--A mount

Of alabaster, topp'd with golden spires.

Mountains topp'd with snow.

1. To rise above.

A gourd--climbing by the boughs twined about them, till it topped and covered the tree.

Topping all others in boasting.

2. To outgo; to surpass.

3. To crop; to take off the top or upper part.

Top your rose trees a little with your knife near a leaf-bud.

So, in America we say, to top corn, that is maiz, by cutting off the stalk just above the ear.

4. To rise to the top of; as, he topped the hill.

5. To perform eminently. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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