Usage examples for abaft

  1. Her enormous stretch of canvas, spread to the limit on all possible occasions by Captain Simms, was offset by the pendulum of lead that made up her keel, and she could slide through the seas at twelve knots on her best point of sailing- reaching- the wind abaft her beam. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  2. The flames flew up the fore and main hatchways as high as the lower yards, but still the brave crew remained firm to their duty; and by keeping tarpaulins over the hatchways, and pouring down water, they managed for a time to keep the fire from taking serious hold abaft – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  3. The captain, understanding this, ordered the crew abaft and spoke to them thus: My lads, I am told you hang an a- se. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  4. The galley, a little box of a place, is directly abaft the foremast, and back of it to the cabin, are the fishbins for storing fish, after they are cleaned and salted or iced. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  5. Nor had she any cause to regret doing so; for, to her huge delight, she found herself moved into a charming deck- cabin on the starboard side of the vessel, some little way abaft the engine- room. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  6. The skipper followed, with clumsy expertness bringing the dory's painter with him and hitching it to a ring- bolt abaft the rudder- head. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. The high sharp prow had struck a glancing blow just abaft the anchor and sliced away the whole starboard side of the forecastle. – Command by William McFee
  8. Get down and help 'em mast- head the yard first, then take 'em forrard and coil the tow- line abaft the windlass. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  9. Abaft this promenade is another open one. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  10. Abaft the mainmast the deck- pump was being ceaselessly worked by relays of the passengers; dry blankets were passed forward, soaking blankets were passed aft, and flung flat into the furnace one after another. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  11. Some little distance abaft her rudder, where the hollow or chasm sloped to the sea, was a great split three or four feet wide; this had certainly happened in the night, and I must have slept as sound as the dead not to hear the noise of it. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  12. The sea struck her abaft and washed clean over her from stern to stem; and had not Snatchblock aided Adair in hauling away on the yoke- line, she must have broached- to. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. It drove up abaft this berg, and it may have been hidden from the schooner herself by the ice. – The Honour of the Flag by W. Clark Russell
  14. But the firing was almost continuous, until suddenly a shell struck the Centurion abaft the funnel, and for a moment stilled her guns. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  15. They then carried it abaft and lowered it vertically over the stern- port; then suddenly turned it round, and sat down. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. If there were two of them, they would come out so far that the track of the steamer should lie between them, and then, when the steamer stopped her paddles, they would come up, one on one side and the other on the other, and the passengers would come up on board by means of a flight of steps let down from the steamer, just abaft the paddle boxes. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  17. The fin, which is a thin plate of metal fixed slightly abaft the coxswain's seat on her keelson, is of great assistance in keeping the boat straight under such circumstances. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  18. Abaft of that was a forecastle, with bunks for two hands, and then came a small but convenient galley, with cupboards and dishes in plenty, from which a door gave entrance into a neatly furnished cabin. – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  19. I dropped a line jest abaft the pilot- house, where we figured the men must be waitin'. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler