Usage examples for careen

  1. However, on the arrival of the Isaac Todd, means were found to careen the vessel and repair the damage. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  2. Leastways, if such was your intention as to enter and careen, and there ain't no better place for that in these waters. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. Its reflection seemed to sway and careen in the harmonious bombardment of the pellets of rain. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  4. Perspiration matted his hair; every breath he took was a knife thrust, and the rise and fall of the horse, gentle as it was, caused the earth to reel and careen heavenward. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  5. Davis answered by an interpreter, that he and his men were Biscayners sent by the King of Spain to clear the sea of Pirates; and that their business in Amapalla Bay, was to careen. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  6. On Monday Caleb Hunter had noticed that the blinds had been thrown open to the air; on Wednesday, from his point of vantage upon the porch, he had watched a rather astounding load of trunks careen in at the driveway, piloted by a mill teamster who had for two seasons held the record for a double- team load of logs and was making the most of that opportunity to prove his skill. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  7. Some who had formed themselves into a company called the Brethren of the Coast robbed the Spanish treasure- ships and merchantmen in the south waters, and rarely came north to our parts save to careen or provision. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  8. Of a sudden the wind lulled, and the Circassian righted from her careen. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  9. At times the great waves seemed as if they would engulf the pitching ship, but after each wave the steamer righted herself proudly and prepared to careen again on the next. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  10. The curtain went up, and " The Purple Slipper" glided on the stage with never a creak or a careen. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. In November I will go to the Bath, to careen myself for the winter, and to shift the scene. – Letters to His Son, 1759-1765 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  12. He told of the flight from the English war- brig, of the taking of the old bark in the fog and the sinking of the pirate craft, of the transfer of guns and treasure to the bark, and the interview at sea with the English brig, in which Captain Swarth had deceived the other, and of Captain Swarth's reckless confidence in himself, which had induced him to follow the brig in and careen in the same bay. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  13. When you are above the second point on the west shore, you have good depth of water and good room; you may run up in mid- channel without fear; both shores are pretty bold to, except off the points, from some of which it is shoal a small distance: in this branch there are several coves, in which a ship might lighten and careen; there is also fresh water in various parts of this harbour, with wood in abundance, and fish may be caught in all the sandy bays. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  14. Well, drawled the captain, men get fastidious and high- toned in this business,- can't blame them,- but we've got to make the coast, and if we don't pick up something on the way, we must careen and stop the leak. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  15. There is a small cove, or sandy bay, sheltered from the winds, at the West end of the Easternmost Island, where ships may careen. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  16. How I would that I had thy spirit, So to careen, joyous to cry, Over the storm and never fear it! – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  17. " Yaas," said the old man, " I's right much on the careen." – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  18. On the 14th, thinking he was in the entrance of a large bay, Cook ran in under the southern coast, and finding it broken into promising- looking bays, determined to run into one and careen the ship, as she was very foul; it is now called Ship Cove, in Queen Charlotte's Sound. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson