Sentence Examples


  • There are no signs of the old triangular lateen sails or the heavy wooden rudder.
  • A 4th century mosaic shows a Roman ship with a triangular style lateen rig.
  • Detail on the Bedford seal is hard to distinguish but both ships clearly had a square rigged mainmast and a lateen mizzen.
  • Detail on the Bedford seal is hard to distinguish but both ships clearly had a square rigged mainmast and a lateen mizzen.
  • It was assumed that this was a transitional survival between the ancient type and the more modern lateen sail.

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