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  • verb Present participle of kedge.


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  • "kedging" -- in other words, sending a row-boat out with an anchor, which was dropped as far ahead as the boat could take it, and the ship pulled up to it by means of the windlass.

    American Men of Action

  • "Sirs, I read somewhere that, on sailing ships, when there was no wind, they sometimes moved a vessel by 'kedging' her."

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • That day, with its 'kedging' and 'boom-dodging', was filled in with the usual detail.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • After dinner we ran out a small kedge – anchor with about one hundred fathoms of line, and having weighed anchor, and the tide being slack, we hauled on the kedge – line, and succeeded in this manner by kedging along, and we came to two islands, called the Cap and Bonnet.

    For the term of his natural life

  • The light was bad, and a misplaced boom tricked us; kedging-off failed, and at 8 p.m. we were left on a perfect Ararat of sand, and only a yard or two from that accursed boom, which is perched on the very summit, as a lure to the unwary.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • 'It's not much use,' he said, 'on a falling tide, but we'll try kedging-off.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • I hauled, beginning to see what kedging-off meant.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • He'll just potter on down the islands, running aground and kedging-off. and arrive about Christmas. '

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Tried to get into our old anchorage in the Typa, and stuck upon the mud-bank again, where we remained until the fourth morning, kedging, hauling and warping, when succeeded in getting afloat by pumping out the water, and transferring shot, &c., into a lorcha.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas

  • British vessels, and the enemy thought they had an easy prize, but by a combination of towing and kedging by means of the _Constitution's_ boats and anchors, an extraordinary escape was made which, as Captain Hull stated at the time, was conceived by Lieutenant Morris.

    A Portrait of Old George Town


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