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  1. They had, it is true, been longer at sea, but they had an advantage not open to Flinders in being able to refit at Mauritius, had rested again for some weeks at Timor, and had spent a considerable time in the salubrious climate of southern Tasmania, where there was an abundance of fresh food and water. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. Time was thus given to the British to refit their ships sufficiently to bear down again. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  3. On the 20th d'Estaing communicated with General Sullivan, the commander of the American land forces on Rhode Island; but it was only to tell him that in his own opinion, and in that of a council of war, the condition of the squadron necessitated going to Boston to refit – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  4. Besides, I didn't get away with much of anything besides pajamas and overcoat and shoes, and so I had to refit – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. The continental vessels of war which come to France have likewise required great sums of us to furnish and refit them and supply the men with necessaries. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  6. The Fair American, after having been handsomely dressed by an United States vessel of half of her force, was obliged to put into New York, then in possession of the British army, to refit and we arrived within the Hook about the beginning of March, and were put on board a pilot boat, and brought up to this city. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  7. I suppose they were two privateers that had been captured by one of our frigates, and sent in here with prize crews to refit before going home. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  8. Hughes went on to Trincomalee to refit – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  9. I lost no time in laying the three last- named despatches before the Emperor, and his Imperial Majesty desired me to take the first opportunity of expressing his entire approbation of everything you have done and promised for his squadrons, together with his best thanks for the exertions you have made in meeting and assisting the squadron under Admiral Crown, to refit so as to pursue the voyage to the Baltic, as well as for supplying an officer and pilots for the passage of the Belt. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  10. Yes, often as not we'd come back over here and barter with the ships that put in to refit – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  11. The precaution of rough- shoeing the horses before leaving Winchester had been neglected, and it was found necessary to refit the teams and rest the men. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. D'Estaing then, in spite of American protests, insisted on taking the French ships to Boston to refit and with them the French soldiers. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  13. No- he has taken his horse round to Archibald at the Stables to refit for a quieter ride back. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  14. This, however, though so heavy and incessant that the men could hardly keep the deck, did not greatly mitigate the heat, and Columbus was at last constrained to yield to the importunities of his crew, and to alter his course to the north- west, in order to reach some of the Caribbee islands, where he might refit and be supplied with provisions. – Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  15. I see that ere old respectable gentleman on the bank, a looking this way, so I thought we'd lie to and refit more particularly about the upper story. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  16. There must be plenty of ports in France, and many a quiet nook and inlet round England, where one can put in to refit when necessary, and we could pick up many a prize of Danish ships returning laden with booty. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  17. Upon which Mr Pottyfar turned round to him, with his feet spread wide open, and thrusting his hands to the very bottom of his pockets, as if in determination, said, Mr Easy, you know the state of the ship; we have everything to do- new masts, new rigging, everything almost to refit and yet you ask to go on shore! – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  18. The English squadron was worsted, and had to put into Trincomalee Harbour, in Ceylon, to refit – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  19. Two days will be sufficient to refit Edmund said, and then we will spread our wings. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty

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