“I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Haul up the flag, you mourners, Not half-mast but all the way; The funeral is done and disbanded; The devil's had the final say”
“Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.”
“The signal heads took a beating. They were not mounted to the mast arms but hung from a rod ... A lot got blown away.”
“And ice, mast-high, came floating by, / As green as emerald.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“They are going down to check if the mast is still there.”
“The mast may have broken her neck.”
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