Definition of Topworks
1. topwork [v] - See also: topwork
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Topworks
Literary usage of Topworks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen (1895)
"... including the sheer-rail, which makes about 16 feet topworks abaft the mainmast, and 10 feet 6 inches forward. As she drew * when she left the Downs, ..."
2. Cruising and Blockading by William Henry Winslow (1885)
"If there had been no sails, we could have made some out of clothing and bagging; if no rudder or spars, we could have fashioned rude ones from the topworks ..."
3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1895)
"It is the largest of wild plums and topworks readily on all plum stocks. Every graft they had put in seemed to be growing and very thrifty. ..."
4. The Sea of Ice: Or, The Arctic Adventurers by Percy Bolingbroke St. John (1859)
"Sheer off, or I tries its sharpness on one of your topworks." The Esquimaux hesitated ; but they were four, and their adversary but one man, without any of ..."
5. Historical Records of New South Wales by New South Wales (1895)
"... 8 inches thick and about 6 feet high, including the sheer-rail, which makes about 16 feet topworks abaft the mainmast, and 10 feet 6 inches forward. ..."
6. Quedah, A Cruise in Japanese Waters, The Fight on the Peiho by Sherard Osborn (1865)
"... out of which a man could have crawled : both she and the Haughty had all their boats and topworks knocked to pieces, and many shot had passed through ..."