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main-course — “Bring her to try with,” THE TEMPEST, i. 1. 33. “This phrase occurs in Smith's Sea-Grammar, 1627, 4to, under the article ‘How to handle a Ship in a Storme.’ ‘Let us lie as [at] Trie with our maine course; that is, to hale the tacke aboord, the sheet close aft, the boling set up, and the helme tied close aboord.’ p. 40” (STEEVENS) .

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