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Sky-rakers

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strictly speaking, is a sail above the fore-royal, the main-royal, or the mizzen-royal, more frequently calledsky-scrapers.” In general parlance any top-sail is so called.

“Dashed by the strange wind’s sport, we were sunk deep in the green sea’s trough; and before we could utter an ejaculatory prayer, were upheaved upon the crown of some fantastic surge, peering our sky-rakers into the azure vault of heaven.”—C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 120.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Skinners
Skirt
Skogan (Henry)
Skopts, Skopti, or White Doves
Skull
Skurry (A)
Sky
Sky
Sky-blue
Sky-rakers
Skye (Isle of)
Skylark
Skylark
Slander, Offence
Slang
Slang
Slap-bang
Slap-dash
Slap-up
Slate