Usage examples for aft

  1. When the drifting raft reached the sapling, the Indians concealed in the willows pulled hard on the improvised rope; the end of the sapling stuck up like a hook, and the aft was caught and held. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  2. " It is not only that I wanted you to see what is going on in the fore part of the ship, but I want you not to see what is going on aft – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  3. Presently he thought he heard his uncle shout, and getting up looked aft – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  4. The schooners were at first very small because it was believed that large fore- and- aft sails could not be handled with safety. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  5. " Down with every rag of them, fore and aft the ship! – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. About ten of the preceding night, the wind coming aft the vessel weighed anchor, and came up the river. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  7. Now call the men aft and I will explain the matter to them. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  8. Then they turned to go aft – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. Singleton would be on duty, and he rarely came aft – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. About half- past four o'clock the mate came aft and took up the glass, saying that there was an awkward- looking craft on the weather bow. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  11. The passengers were all in bed when the ship struck, and were roused first by the bumping of the hull, and next by the cry that rang fore and aft for every man and woman to put on life- belts, of which there was a plentiful store in hand. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  12. He saw to it that her state- room was well aft steamers had a trick of blowing up forward. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  13. " You sit down there- aft said Josh, " and we'll soon row you out." – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  14. After they had gone aft we went into the fo'cas'le. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  15. At that moment a voice was heard from farther aft and Percy went towards the stern of the boat. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  16. At last they came aft – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  17. Cantor, there are two marines aft – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
  18. " If you wouldn't mind helping me down- down to my cabin-" William took her arm gently and led her aft to the companion ladder. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. Captain Bullock takes his second mate aft and they have a conference, as quietly as if they were arranging a funeral. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  20. Aft toward the stern. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort