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MASTMarine Science and Technology
MASTMaritime Studies (journal; Center for Maritime Research; Netherlands)
MASTMarine Academy of Science and Technology
MASTManagement and Supervisory Training (program)
MASTMathematics and Science Teacher (various schools)
MASTMultimission Archive At STSCI
MASTMichigan Alcoholism Screening Test
MASTMandatory Alcohol Server Training (Washington state Liquor Control Board)
MASTManitoba Association of School Trustees
MASTMean Annual Soil Temperature
MASTMilitary Anti-Shock Trousers
MASTMotif Alignment and Search Tool
MASTMandatory and Statutory Training (National Health Service; UK)
MASTMedical Anti-Shock Trousers
MASTMetropolitan Ambulance Services Trust
MASTMarine Aquarium Society of Toronto (Canada)
MASTMulti-Agency Support Team (UK)
MASTMassachusetts Association of Science Teachers
MASTMeasures Affecting Services Trade (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
MASTMediterranean Association of Sustainable Tourism
MASTMake America Safer Today (Orlando, FL)
MASTMaritime and Science Technology High School
MASTMega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (UK; nuclear fusion experiment)
MASTMobile Ashore Support Terminal
MASTMembrane Applied Science and Technology Center (University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Cincinnati)
MASTMulti-Application Sonar Trainer
MASTMedia Arts, Science, and Technology
MASTMaritime Security and Strategic Toolkit (US FEMA)
MASTMidwestern Alliance of Sovereign Tribes
MASTMitigation Advisors’ Strategic Tracker (US FEMA)
MASTMilitary Assistance to Safety & Traffic (US Army MEDEVAC civilian assistance)
MASTMarine and Science Technology
MASTMetro All-Star Scratch Tour
MASTMagnetic Annular Shock Tube
MASTMILSTAR Advanced Satellite Terminal
MASTMaintenance Standardization Team
MASTMission Avionics Systems Trainer
MASTModeling And Simulation Team
MASTMajor Airframe Static Test
MASTMaritime Analysis Support Team (US Coast Guard)
MASTMICAP Automated Status Tracking
MASTMulti-Int Analysis Software Toolset
MASTMissile Automatic Supply Technique
MASTMeteorological Automated Sensors and Transceiver
MASTMaintenance Standardisation Teams (Europe)
MASTMaryland Advanced Speakers Toastmasters
MASTMobile Army Surgical Team
MASTMicrocomputer Authoring System Trainer
MASTMarine Atmosphere Science and Technology
MASTMobile Acoustic Spatial Target
MASTMadison Area Scratch Tour
MASTMedical Augmentation Support Team
MASTMonopulse Anti-Sidelobe Technique
MASTMaritime Archeology Survey Techniques
MASTMaximum Allowable Stem Torque (ball valves)
MASTManaged Auction Services of Texas (Spring, TX)
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With sloping masts and dipping prow, As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled.
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.
"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.
"For six days my men kept driving in the best cows and feasting upon them, but when Jove the son of Saturn had added a seventh day, the fury of the gale abated; we therefore went on board, raised our masts, spread sail, and put out to sea.
But the breeze, far from lessening its force, blew as if to bend the mast, which, however, the metallic lashings held firmly.
"Why, nothing else than put the masts back into the Ghost and sail away."
We both laughed, and then went seriously to work constructing the plan whereby we were to step the masts of the Ghost and return to the world.
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.
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.
In cutting away the masts, it had been utterly impossible to observe the necessary precaution of commencing with the lee rigging, that being, from the position of the ship, completely under water.
--To flicker like small flames on high masts: a small light, certainly, but a great comfort to cast-away sailors and ship-wrecked ones!