Definition of Taffrails

1. Noun. (plural of taffrail) ¹



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Definition of Taffrails

1. taffrail [n] - See also: taffrail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taffrails

tafferer
tafferers
taffeta
taffeta weave
taffetas
taffeties
taffetized
taffety
taffia
taffias
taffies
taffrail
taffrail log
taffrail logs
taffrails (current term)
taffs
taffy
taffy apple
tafia
tafias
tafone
tafoni
tafsir
tag
tag-team
tag along
tag cloud
tag clouds
tag end

Literary usage of Taffrails

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1872)
"... setting up the hammocks for the nags to lie in, with a lashing of twisted straw aft of their after-heels and taffrails, as the wake of a ship might be. ..."

2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"For we must luff for Falmouth Bay Before to-morrow's tide." The good ship was a racing yawl, A spare-rigged schooner sloop, Athwart the bows the taffrails ..."

3. The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1864)
"... boats,—the first about three-quarters of a mile from Fort Jackson, and the rest in direct line astern, with bowsprits and taffrails touching each other. ..."

4. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1840)
"... and sheet anchor ; Of lower-deck guns, — and of broadsides and chases, Of taffrails and topsails, and splicing main-braces, And " Shiver my timbers ! ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... and the taffrails of some of the war ships. Slowly no the Hudson came the war ships past (lie commercial district?,and then the residential portion was ..."

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