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  • n  any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • v  refuse to comply
  • v  shift from one side of the ship to the other
    The sail jibbed wildly

  • Yankee carried a single big jib and jib topsail in place of her usual double head rig.
  • The navigator holds the jib on an auxiliary sheet as the port tailer releases the jib sheet.
  • Miro chabo, that puo-baulor might jib by hailing lende.
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  • SLIDESHOW: L.A. Fitness and apartment construction site sees crane arrival
    The planned seven-story mixed use building with one and two bedroom apartments and an L.A. Fitness Center at street level got a serious boost on June 12 with the arrival and installation of a 135 foot crane. The crane, from Ness Cranes, is a "luffing jib tower crane." Chinn Construction of Redmond, which previously handled the job of building the Capco Plaza and QFC expects the work to take two ...
    June 12, 2013 - West Seattle Herald

  • Ben Ainslie in World Match Racing Tour
    Ainslie commented on his equipment malfunctions today, "We had a couple of problems with the boat, the jib halyard wasn't holding upwind and then we had an issue with the spinnaker at the bottom mark in the match against Ian which was a bit to do...
  • Joe Sestak in Ardmore Main Line Life
    Sestak said during 31 years in the Navy he learned to look people "in the eye, and get their jib," and he trusts the sincerity, integrity and motives of Al Zaman.
  • Terry Pratchett in Bucks Free Press
    Mr Pratchett told the assembled guests: "I went in my school uniform on Saturday morning and chatted to him, and I swear until my dying day that he said to me 'I like the cut of your jib young man', possibly the last person in the world ever to say...

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