from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Deviation from a set course caused by drifting.
- noun Matter that has been carried along or deposited by air or water currents.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which is drifted; drift.
- noun Nautical, the amount of deviation from a ship's course due to leeway.
- noun In gunnery and archery, windage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Deviation from a ship's course due to leeway.
- noun Anything that drifts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Deviationfrom a ship's coursedue to leeway.
- noun Anything that
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting
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And here, at the end of it all, I pore over books of astronomy from the prison library, such as they allow condemned men to read, and learn that even the heavens are passing fluxes, vexed with star - driftage as the earth is by the drifts of men.
I see and know and possess incorporated in my consciousness of the mighty driftage of the races in the times before our present written history began!
Elsinore, this time due to me and my own stubbornness, is rolling in the wind and heading nowhere in a light breeze at the rate of nothing but driftage per hour.
Despite the fact that by his manoeuvre the Arangi had been hove to, he knew that windage and sea-driftage would quickly send her away from the swimming puppy.
So, instead of making speed through the water toward deep sea, I hove the Elsinore to on the starboard tack with no more than leeway driftage to the west and south.
Also they were scrubs – the dirty driftage of the fight game, without honor, without efficiency.
The sunset fires, refracted from the cloud-driftage of the autumn sky, bathed the canyon with crimson, in which ruddy-limbed mandronos and wine-wooded manzanitas burned and smoldered.
The driftage through the Big House was decreasing.
Lavina, famed for her good heart even among the driftage of
I tell you this vagrant fisherman, this wandering preacher, this piece of driftage from Galilee, commanded me.