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The condition of a square-rigged sailing vessel where all the running rigging is hauled taut and belayed, and all her yards are crossed on the masts, i.e. have not been sent down. In general it refers more to ships with very tall masts than to more rugged ships with shorter masts.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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