2. Verb. (third-person singular of luff) ¹
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Definition of Luffs
1. luff [v] - See also: luff
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Literary usage of Luffs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"264, Plate 38, are small luffs, having the double block strapped with one or two ... Double rigging luffs may be ordinary luff tackles or double purchases, ..."
2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"Such is a luff tackle; but rigging luffs, or simply "luffs" used ... The double luffs are like the one in the figure, and are used for setting up the lower ..."
3. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1884)
"Double rigging luffs may be ordinary luff tackles or double purchases, used for setting up lower stays, and called stay luffs. Single rigging luffs have two ..."
4. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1852)
"Jibs and stay-sails are very imperfect sails, the more especially so when their luffs or heads make great obtuse angles to their masts ; so far are they ..."