Definitions of moorings

  1. Place or condition of a ship when moored.

Usage examples for moorings

  1. It had come in time; it was just what was needed; and it was enough to keep him on, till he should be admitted to the bar and might edge off his craft from her moorings to feel the wind and tide 'that lead on to fortune. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. Wilfrid reiterated, as one who had found moorings in the word. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Meldon filled a fresh pipe, and watched the Spindrift tugging at her moorings as the breeze freshened or died and the tide caught her. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  4. And now the vessel was loosed from its moorings, the north wind filled the sail, and the seven youths and seven maidens were borne away over the sea, towards the dreadful death which awaited them in far distant Crete. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  5. You've seen my ship, 'aven't you, lying to moorings? – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  6. We forgot that any pencil of force powerful enough to do what we wanted, would tear the machine from its moorings unless fastened with great steel bolts into the solid rock. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  7. You should know your moorings by this time. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. In the name of Shaitan, let us be rid of her; set her ashore as he demands, as the price of peace between us and him, and in the security of that peace let him be strangled when we come again to our moorings in Algiers. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  9. Somehow the cat- boat, anchored fifty yards out and straining back from her moorings, would not allow herself to be approached. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  10. During those months when the country drifted from its moorings, and when war was becoming steadily more probable, Lincoln, after the manner of the prophets, wrestled alone with the problems which he saw before him. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  11. He gazed long and steadily at the beach beyond the Spindrift's moorings. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  12. Her hoop skirt was ever in need of repair, with tapes that had broken from their moorings or strings that had come loose. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  13. Of course there is a risk- although such is not likely to occur- of the vessel being driven from her moorings. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. It was always a triumph, a miracle, whether by day or by night, a constant wonder how under the pilot's inspired touch she glided softly to her moorings, and without a jar slipped from them again and went on her course. – Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  15. It not unfrequently happens in violent storms that the light- ship breaks from its moorings, and meets the fate it was intended to signal to other craft. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  16. Sail was made, and the little craft glided away from her moorings with a fair breeze down the loch. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. Vague fancies filtered through her mind, weird imaginings born of the night in a mind that had been swept from the moorings of reason. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  18. When you see him make a rush for him, cut down any that try to stop you, tumble him into the boat, and row for your lives to the ship, which will slip her moorings and get up her canvas as soon as she sees you coming, and begin to drop down the river with the tide and wind, if there is one. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  19. Casting off from our moorings at the Sandridge pier, the ship got gradually under weigh; and, waving my last adieu to friends on shore, I was again at sea. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  20. It had always been a successful subject at 'The Moorings, ' though it had developed along old- fashioned lines. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil