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foot it in


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An order given to the men furling the bunt of a square sail when it was required to stow the sail especially snugly. It entailed the topmen stamping this part of the sail in as hard as they could, supporting themselves by hanging on to a topsail tye. It was a process also known as dancing it in.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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