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  • Before it came the scow schooners, wing-and-wing, blowing their horns for the drawbridges to open.

    Chapter 7

  • The Wonder, wing-and-wing, was headed directly in for the anchorage.

    THE JOKERS OF NEW GIBBON

  • We were tearing along, wing-and-wing, before the wind, foresail to starboard and mainsail to port, as we came upon the salmon fleet.

    Charley's Coup

  • The river straightened out here into its general easterly course, and we squared away before the wind, wing-and-wing once more, the foresail bellying out to starboard.

    Charley's Coup

  • Navy aviators tended to fly in widely spaced, flexible tactical formations, referred to as "loose goose," rather than the tight wing-and-wing approach used by most of their opponents.

    Countdown

  • And ever ahead of her, pitching on the swells, the mysterious green galley rowed and sailed, her two triangular sails set wing-and-wing, like the leathery pinions of some flying reptile of old.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • With the wind east by north Crab would be running wing-and-wing, possibly.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • Then it breathed again, over the port quarter this time, and then it drew farther aft, so that the topsails were braced square and the foresail could be hauled over to the port side and Crab ran wing-and-wing for ten blessed minutes until the wind dropped again, to a dead, flaming calm.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • Toward ten o'clock, however, the monsoon veered, and, wing-and-wing, the old boat, creaking in every joint as if she had the dengue, grunted her way over flashing combers with a speed that seemed almost indecent.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • In a couple of hours we were entering the bay, and running "wing-and-wing."

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

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