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Yaw   Listen
verb
Yaw  v. i. & v. t.  (Naut.) To steer wild, or out of the line of her course; to deviate from her course, as when struck by a heavy sea; said of a ship. "Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing being out of the question."






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"Yaw" Quotes from Famous Books



... eyes! how she did pitch! And wouldn't keep her own to go in no line, Tho' I kept bowsing, bowsing at her bow-line, But always making lee-way to the ditch, And yaw'd her head about all sorts of ways. The devil sink the craft! And wasn't she trimendus slack in stays! We couldn't, no how, keep the inn abaft! Well—I suppose We hadn't run a knot—or much beyond— (What will ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... "Yaw," said Otto, seeming to feel it his duty to say something; "dere is enough land over dere, I 'spose, for that horse to hide a week before ...
— The Lost Trail - I • Edward S. Ellis

... "Yaw wemark," says Bullwig, "is vewy appwopwiate. You will wecollect, Sir John, in Hewodotus (as for you, Doctor, you know more about Iwish than about Gweek),—you will wecollect, without doubt, a stowy nawwated by that cwedulous though fascinating chwonicler, of a certain kind ...
— Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush - The Yellowplush Papers • William Makepeace Thackeray



Words linked to "Yaw" :   gape, swerve, cut, veer, slue, be, turning, slew, yawn, curve, sheer, turn, hunt



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