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- n. Plural form of keel.
- n. Alternative form of kayles.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of keel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Ninepins. See kayles.
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The knotted elbows of the branches recall the keels of sturdy merchantmen of bygone days.
Formerly coals used to be put on board vessels from the oval boats I have before mentioned, called keels, of which a considerable number are still employed.
The chicks, known as "keels," resemble young quail.
You see how these "keels" are developed and the nut has also become more pointed.
This ship was not unlike the great dirigibles of the Twentieth Century in shape, except that it had no suspended control car nor gondolas, no propellers, and no rudders, aside from a permanently fixed double-fishtail stabilizer at the rear, and a number of "keels" so arranged as to make the most of the repeller ray airlift columns.
These were the boatmen of the Mississippi, who with incredible fatigue forced their "keels" with poles against the current, working against the stream with the cargoes entrusted to their care by the merchants of New Orleans, labouring for many months before they arrive at their destination, and returning with the rapid current in as many days as it required weeks for them to ascend.
“Well, things like retractable keels so you can sail in three feet of water, and retractable masts so you can sail beneath bridges.”
If they add keels to their snowboards, at least they could surf down the watercourses.
He has never been partial to the supports that, like the legs of daddy longlegs spiders, angle out from lower decks to hold them upright while their keels rest on the forest floor, but there was no better way to park a sharp-keeled ship on land.
Water-keel models work best, but weighted keels can be customized by popping the end cap, dumping the sand, and cutting off the front edge.