Usage examples for abaft

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Abaft this promenade is another open one. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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