Here's another usage: "Jack looked up at the rising foretopgallantmast with a smile: there was order in that apparent chaos of men, spars and ropes, and Tom Pullings had the whole operation well in hand." --The Ionian Mission, 50
Kind of reminds me of the word itself--there is order in that apparent redundant compoundiness.
I just love words like this. They seem so German in their prodigious length and compoundiness.
Usage: "As it was his sails were much tattered, a fire had started in the starboard head, one cutter had been destroyed and the foretopgallantmast wounded before he ran out of range." --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 256