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  • And they all began to cry out in chorus that they were betrayed, and in shrill tones and with abominable oaths bade Lawless go about-ship and bring them speedily ashore.

    The Black Arrow

  • "What may be the circumstance that has caused your mind to go about-ship just now?" asked Dan, stirring the fire under the robbiboo-kettle.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • We began to think that we should have to be about-ship, when what should we see, but the gates open to let in the governor and some other officers who had been sleeping outside the walls.

    Old Jack

  • Tom, who had been looking through his telescope; "to my mind we ought then to be about-ship, and find our way to where we left our horses, or we shall be getting into a scrape."

    The Three Commanders

  • -- Wrought with Mr.L. from ten to three, then took the pony carriage, with the purpose of going to Chiefswood, but a heavy squall came on with snow, so we put about-ship and returned.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • Accordingly we went about-ship, got our larboard tacks on board, set the top-gallant sails, and crowded for the bay of All Saints, where we came to an anchor early in the morning, just out of gunshot of the forts; we furled our sails with rope-yarns, that we might haul home the sheets without going up to loose them, and, lowering our main and fore-yards, looked just as if we had lain there a good while.

    The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

  • "Now, if that su'thin 'had kep' quiet, I do believe that I'd have gone about-ship an 'showed her my heels, but that su'thin', whatever it was, set up my dander.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

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