Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: running rigging
Running Rigging: The name given to the all the lines, ropes and chains controlling sails, yards and masts, all the rigging except the shrouds and stays:

Bull ropes for hoisting top- or topgallant-masts.
Halyards, tyes and jeers for hoisting sails and yards.
Trusses and parrels for securing and holding the yards to the mast.
Lifts and braces for positioning, topping and supporting the yards.
Sheets, tacks, reef tackles, bow-, bunt-, clew- and leech lines for manipulating and controlling the sails.

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