Usage examples for prow

  1. Soon he reached the prow of the old wreck with its shattered timbers and the water- holes left by the tide. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. On the coming up of the admiral, which shot off six pieces at once out of her prow, the main- yard of the chase fell down, so that she could not escape. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. The engines with their muffled throb were churning out their fifteen knots an hour and the timbers creaked their complaint to the rise and fall of the prow. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  4. In a few moments the boat swung loose and turned its prow down the river. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  5. He said, and seized a torch with scornful hand; 59 The frail raft rock'd to his descending tread; Upon the prow he fix'd the glowing brand, And the raft drifted down the waves of dread. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. Just before the bank was reached, he made one powerful sweep of the oar, which sent the prow far up the shingle, and then leaped as lightly as a cat from the structure, which bounded up as if relieved of several hundred pounds' weight. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  7. The hedges and tree clumps poured behind as water from the prow of a wind- driven boat in a difficult sea- way. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  8. It was kneeling up in the prow of the nearest vessel. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. He held up the severed rope attached to the prow. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  10. The captain, yielding to the excitement, had run his prow plump against the wharf. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  11. The lad near the prow was an Indian of a nobler type than is often seen in these later days, when he has been deprived of the native surroundings that fit him like the setting of a gem. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  12. They compelled the captain to turn the prow of his ship towards Europe. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  13. There was still a wide stretch of calm water between the prow of the motor- boat and the low- water mark. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  14. A sacred power was in the beam, and from it the prow of the ship should be fashioned. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  15. Seeing this, Jack dropped an anchor at the prow, and the boat lay pulling at the cable in the current. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  16. " Hold your fire till you hear the crash," he cried, as he drove his prow into the enemy flagship; and the battle was won after a struggle yard- arm to yard- arm. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  17. Straight to where the Cumberland lay The mail- clad monster made its way; Its deadly prow struck deep and sure, And the hero's fighting days were o'er. – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  18. The Discovery of America was conducted by a page in white satin who stood on the prow of Columbus's ship and pointed with his hand to the shore. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  19. Martin- Danny took his other arm firmly and steered him toward the prow of the skiff. – My Shipmate--Columbus by Stephen Wilder
  20. The bishop went to the prow and sat down there and looked at the island. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy