Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wind that blows a vessel forward on her course; a fair wind.
  • n. The leader of a gang of reapers.

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Examples

  • Saine, insomuch that when the capteins of that armie did linger out the time, by reason the seas and aire was troubled, they cried to haue the sailes hoised vp, and signe giuen to lanch foorth, that they might passe forward on their iournie, despising certeine tokens which threatened their wrecke, and so set forward on a rainie and tempestuous day, sailing with a crosse wind, for no forewind might serue their turne.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England

  • a final leave of great Circe; who by her art calmed the heavens, and gave them smooth seas, and a right forewind (the seaman's friend) to bear them on their way to Ithaca.

    The Adventures of Ulysses

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