Definition of Trice up
1. Verb. Raise with a line. "Trice a window shade"
2. Verb. Hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope.
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Literary usage of Trice up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Sailor's Handy Book and Yachtsman's Manual Adapted for the Use of the by Edward Francis Qualtrough (1881)
"A. trice up the tack of the main-sail, take in the jib, slack and trice up ... A. Haul the head-sails down, slack and trice up bobstay, trice up the tack of ..."
2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"(pause)—trice up ! Lay out and loose I * And when ready, Tend the lifts and braces ! Stand by ! ... trice up? LAY our AND MEND! ..."
3. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"trice up I the order to raise the heels of the studding-sail-booms before the men lie out on the yards in furling or reefing. ..."
4. Fore and Aft Seamanship for Yachtsmen: With Names of Ropes, Sails, and Spars (1878)
"trice up the tack and ease down throat and peal halliards -, down foresail ... A. trice up the tack of the mainsail, take in the jib, slack and trice up the ..."