Internal forces rather than external circumstances should direct your life. sail a long course  Stretch the truth. climb the rigging [naut] Lose your temper. lubber’s hole [an opening in the maintop, alternative to climbing up the shrouds-c.
1770] An evasion, easy way out [naut]. on the high ropes  Head in air, cock-a-hoop, disdainful. (The foretopmen were