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I cut no more than was necessary, and what with passing the long ropes under and around the booms and masts, of unreeving the halyards and sheets, of coiling down in the boat and uncoiling in order to pass through another knot in the bight, I was soon wet to the skin.
Why, I'm getting everything ready for re-stepping the masts," I replied easily, as though it were the simplest project imaginable.
Then I stopped the ears of all my men, and they bound me hands and feet to the mast as I stood upright on the cross piece; but they went on rowing themselves.
We did not get on much further, for in another moment we were caught by a terrific squall from the West that snapped the forestays of the mast so that it fell aft, while all the ship's gear tumbled about at the bottom of the vessel.
I stuck to the ship till the sea knocked her sides from her keel (which drifted about by itself) and struck the mast out of her in the direction of the keel; but there was a backstay of stout ox-thong still hanging about it, and with this I lashed the mast and keel together, and getting astride of them was carried wherever the winds chose to take me.
I could not plant my feet anywhere so as to stand securely, for the roots were a long way off and the boughs that overshadowed the whole pool were too high, too vast, and too far apart for me to reach them; so I hung patiently on, waiting till the pool should discharge my mast and raft again--and a very long while it seemed.
The tall masts are the pillars supporting the balanced planes that, motionless and silent, catch from the air the ship's motive-power, as it were a gift from Heaven vouchsafed to the audacity of man; and it is the ship's tall spars, stripped and shorn of their white glory, that incline themselves before the anger of the clouded heaven.
The mast, also known as the ITA Tower, collapsed at 5.
Mast cells are specialized immune cells that play an important role not only in these conditions but also in other diseases such as mastocytosis, a hematologic disease involving an increased number of mast cells.
5860 of a share of Mast common stock as adjusted for the reverse stock split being affected immediately prior to the closing of the merger (which equates to 41.
Special staining of the sections was done with toluidine blue (1%) that stains the background pale blue and mast cells purple in color and examined under high-power magnification.
Earlier this year the US Navy installed a new stealthy periscope onboard one of its 'Virginia' class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) based on L-3 Communications' Block 4 Low-Profile Photonics Mast (LPPM).