Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moving under full sail, literally or figuratively.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It admits four ice-boat classes: DNs, Renegades, Skeeters and a few grandly restored, full-sailed "stern steerers."

    The Need for Speed Usually Leaves Ice Boaters Frozen in Their Tracks

  • Not only does the exhilarating score, from the full-sailed overture to the lovely final chorus, sound fresher than ever, but the lyrics, by the matchlessly witty likes of John La Touche, Richard Wilbur and, here and there, the composer himself, emerge with delightful clarity.

    The Garden Grows

  • A handsome woman of some thirty years, with masses of darkest hair cunningly disposed, neck and shoulders beautiful beyond criticism, and dressed in a peignoir of delicate simplicity, came to her husband with a rush smooth as the full-sailed speed of a three-masted schooner.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick

  • As he spoke there was a tap at the door, and the boy in buttons. entered to announce Miss Mary Sutherland, while the lady her - self loomed behind his small black figure like a full-sailed merchant-man behind a tiny pilot boat.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Channel traffic -- full-sailed to that fair breeze -- all about us, and swung slantwise, light as a bladder, elastic as a basket, into the next furrow.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • As he spoke there was a tap at the door, and the boy in buttons entered to announce Miss Mary Sutherland, while the lady herself loomed behind his small black figure like a full-sailed merchant-man behind a tiny pilot boat.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • As he spoke there was a tap at the door, and the boy in buttons, entered to announce Miss Mary Sutherland, while the lady herself loomed behind his small black figure like a full-sailed merchant-man behind a tiny pilot boat.

    A Case of Identity

  • What she accomplished when she embarked, full-sailed, upon the topic of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables may be pictured to themselves by persons endowed with the rudiments of imagination; I must not attempt to adorn this sober page with an attempted reproduction of the scene.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • As he spoke, there was a tap at the door, and the boy in buttons entered to announce Miss Mary Sutherland, while the lady herself loomed behind his small black figure like a full-sailed merchantman behind a tiny pilot boat.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English

  • It scarcely wrinkled the tranquil expanse of the lake, on which loomed, far or near, a full-sailed schooner, and presently melted into the twilight, and left the steamer solitary upon the waters.

    Their Wedding Journey

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