Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being becalmed; a calm at sea.
- v. present participle of becalm.
“Just the broadcast of such a policy will have an enormous becalming effect on the markets.”
“Rudy Giuliani was quite happy to wrap his sweet arm around Bernie Kerik yet he refuses New Yorkers the basic human right to enjoy the becalming company of ferrets.”
“When we got there he was becalming a hysterical middle-aged woman.”
“_ At daylight passed within gun shot of one of the frigates, but she did not fire on us, perhaps for fear of becalming her as the wind was light.”
“On the 19th, at daylight, passed within gunshot of one of the frigates, but she did not fire on us, perhaps, for fear of becalming her, as the wind was light; soon after passing us she tacked, and stood after us -- at this time six sail were in sight, under all sail after us.”
“Moussa Isa, and so the becalming was neither here nor there.”
“Pardon me," he said, with a quietness that struck the company with a becalming awe.”
“But I was not going to permit that if I could help it, and it soon became perfectly clear that we could, the schooner having the heels of the ship, although we were soon under the lee of the latter, with her sails partially becalming ours.”
“At last, by night, there fell a calm, becalming the water of the wide lagoon, and becalming all the clouds in heaven, wailing the constellations.”
“During this becalming, which lasted fourteen days together, their water failed them, and some died from the first want of it.”
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