Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as ataunt, 2.

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  • adverb Alternative form of ataunt.

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Examples

  • The sloop-of-war and the Revenue cutter, its companion, had been lying at anchor some hundred yards from the end of the pier, and every now and then the sailor glanced at the trim vessels with their white sails and the sloop's carefully-squared yards -- all "ataunto," as he termed it -- and more than one sigh escaped his lips as he thought that never again would he tread the white deck that he helped to holy-stone, let alone show that he was one of the smartest of the crew to go up aloft.

    The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap

  • In the meantime the first officer, Mr. Block, was sending up a new topgallant yard, reeving new rigging, repairing the sails, and getting everything ataunto aloft.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • By the time the sun was near the meridian our top-masts were up and the upper yards swayed aloft and crossed, making the old barquey all ataunto again and pretty nearly her old self, our broken bulwarks and smashed skylight betraying the only damage done by the storm, on deck, at all events.

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

  • When we were all ataunto again, we sailed for Bombay, whither the admiral had preceded us; and from thence, after a grand entertainment at the celebrated Biculla Club, we were despatched on detached service, spending the summer months in cruising up the Persian Gulf and about the

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • We held on although all ataunto with the small bower and one-third of a cable out, a proof of the goodness of the holding ground.

    The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson With the journal of her first commander Lieutenant James Grant

  • In the meantime the first officer, Mr. Block, was sending up a new topgallant yard, reeving new rigging, repairing the sails, and getting everything ataunto aloft.

    The Capture of a Slaver

  • _Denver City_ had her rigging up all ataunto again, while her graceful yards were crossed, and most of her cargo got aboard, all ready to sail.

    The Island Treasure

  • Peregrine brightened up again, seeming to have a lot of things to say which he had forgotten until then; his last injunction, however, was, to stick by the ship until she should be "all ataunto;" when I might apply with a clear conscience for leave to run home for a day, just to say good-bye previous to sailing.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • By evening, however, we were all ataunto once more; and as soon as the work was finished,

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • At length a letter came from Mr Flinn to say that the ship was all ataunto, and would in another eight-and-forty hours be quite ready for sea.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

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