from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to turn to windward and beat, to prevent falling on a lee shore.


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  • It was a dangerous adventure, and the second landing revealed the danger, for while the Caroline was trying to claw off the land again a Spanish guarda-costa lugger came gliding round the point with all sail set.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy


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