with a rap full she would heel more — H. A. Calahan
Keep her a good full — a rap-full; but don’t let her fall away. Chapter 38
The ship was kept a rap-full, and she went steadily across the passage, favoured, perhaps, by a little more breeze than had blown most of the morning. Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale
The fore and mizen top-gallant-sails were set as fast as possible, the weather-braces pulled upon a little, the bowlines eased, and the brig kept a rap-full. Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale
Cuffe, addressing the officer of the watch; “we must do all we can here; for when abreast of the breakers everything must be a rap-full to keep the ship under quick command”. The Wing-and-Wing Le Feu-Follet
The word ‘rap-full’ comes from ‘rap’ (‘a sharp blow’) and ‘-full’).