- I had traced out bit by bit, until now I could clearly see the jackstay, running along the top of the royal mast; and, you know, the royal itself was set. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
- I put my left arm round the Ordinary's body- getting hold of the jackstay on the other side. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
- Jackson, who was outside of me, gripped the jackstay and threw his feet around the yard- arm which was springing and jumping away at a terrific rate with the shock of the cracking topsail. - "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.