Usage examples for sails

  1. Her top- sails were visible above the horizon. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. " One evening the gale slackened a little and some sails were bent on, but toward the turn of the night the wind came on again and the sails had to be taken in. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  3. The wind was knocked clean out of Jim's sails by the commissionaire's greeting to Cholmondeley, " Morning, your Lordship." – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  4. She left the train for a hilly cluster of houses, gray and low like the rock everywhere apparent, dropping to a harbor that bore a company of motionless boats with half- spread drying sails. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  5. Then he went into action as captain of the ship which was to come into the port of Adairville, Kentucky, with all sails set, loaded or bearing his dead body. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  6. Yes, and the natural appetite, too; your breakfast tasted better, especially if some other ship had got into trouble with one of her yards or sails. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  7. I will tell off four men to loose the sails and to cut the cable directly that we get on board. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. The steamboat sails from the side of the public gardens opposite the Convent of St. Joseph. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  9. He asked them why they spread all their sails, and desired to make so much way in so ill weather, and so near to night. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  10. In a short time the damaged wayfarer, with all her new sails set, went southward, and people generally forgot her visit. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  11. It had black sails. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  12. Their courage, however, at length gave way, as one shot after another struck them, and both sails were seen to come down together. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. At one place was a boat loaded with sails, which had apparently come from a sail maker's. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  14. Steamer sails tomorrow at eight in the morning. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. The mother gently loosened the white sails and dropped them on the ground, where they lay like scented snowflakes. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  16. The young man looked positively humble after he had listened to the remark of the owner, for he felt that his father had " taken all the wind out of his sails." – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  17. There is only one fault with your boat, Frank, said William; her sails are too small. – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  18. I've had a special set of short sails made up, and if it's dark enough, I think we can probably slip right through. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  19. You say the little boat sails fast, master? – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  20. You'd better hurry; she sails at high tide. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach