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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of steeve.

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Examples

  • It consisted of a collar of rope set lower at one side than at the other (but that had been before the mast had steeved so many degrees away from the zenith), and tallowed beneath.

    Widdershins

  • A small number were waiting on the solid rock-filled reach, the wharfinger's office at its head and a stone warehouse blocking the end, where the _Nautilus_ lay with her high-steeved bowsprit pointing outward.

    Java Head

  • In addition to this, she had been steeved so thoroughly, and was so bound by the compression of her cargo, forced into her by so powerful machinery, that she was like a man in a straight-jacket, and would be but a dull sailer, until she had worked herself loose.

    Chapter XXIX. Loading for Home-A Surprise-Last of an Old Friend-The Last Hide-A Hard Case-Up Anchor, for Home!-Homeward Bound

  • That yaller, dirty packet with her bowsprit steeved that way, she's the Hope of Prague.

    Captains Courageous

  • "A brown patch in the big main-topsail, and the bowsprit steeved more'n ordinary," said Joe.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

  • New York had become a seaport with long ranks of high-steeved bowsprits soaring above pleasant Battery Park and a forest of spars extending up the East River.

    The Old Merchant Marine; A chronicle of American ships and sailors

  • In addition to this, she had been steeved so thoroughly, and was so bound by the compression of her cargo, forced into her by so powerful machinery, that she was like a man in a straight-jacket, and would be but a dull sailer, until she had worked herself loose.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • In addition to this, she had been steeved so thoroughly, and was so bound by the compression of her cargo, forced into her by machinery so powerful, that she was like a man in a strait-jacket, and would be but a dull sailer until she had worked herself loose.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • In addition to this, she had been steeved so thoroughly, and was so bound by the compression of her cargo, forced into her by so powerful machinery, that she was like a man in a straight-jacket, and would be but a dull sailer, until she had worked herself loose.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • The fore part of the frigate was several feet above water, and the bowsprit steeved in the air; of the after part there were but three or four broken timbers to be seen clear of the water, so deep had it been buried in the sand.

    Percival Keene

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