dropped astern

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  • The rest of the party followed; and to save time the boat was dropped astern. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • As soon as we were all on board our boat was dropped astern, and sail was made. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I seem to drop astern instead of making any way. Cited from Love Me Little, Love Me Long,by Charles Reade
  • The brig frequently came near enough to get a good look at us, and then dropped astern. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • When the boat was loaded the painter was cast off and she dropped astern. Cited from The Young Trawler, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • One of the gunboats had dropped astern, but the other two kept close to her. Cited from True Blue, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • This being done, it was once more dropped astern. Cited from Sunshine Bill, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Still we increased our lead, and when the boat had dropped astern several miles we hove to and waited. Cited from The Sea Wolf, by Jack London
  • This of course caused some delay, and the boat dropped astern. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • To our great satisfaction we saw her sheer off and drop astern. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • At length the skipper dropped astern, until he got alongside of me. Cited from Tom Cringle's Log, by Michael Scott
  • At last her foremast went by the board, and she dropped astern. Cited from Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
  • In another instant, had anybody been looking over the side, a dark object might have been seen dropping astern. Cited from Paul Gerrard, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • As soon as the last was in, the rope was thrown off and the boat dropped astern. Cited from By Pike and Dyke, Dutch Republic, by Henty
  • As he uttered the last word he cut the rope that held it, and let it drop astern. Cited from Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader, by R. M. Ballantyne
  • The men pulled on, but the ship at the moment plunged forward, and the boat dropped astern. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Monitor dropped astern, and again we turned and tried to ram her. Cited from The Long Roll, by Mary Johnston
  • Bruton said she had only just dropped astern, so begged leave to go and tow her up. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I saw quite enough, and not wishing to frighten her, I dropped astern. Cited from Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
  • It had been a trying night for the filibusters, and when the low coast-line was dropped astern they began to think of sleep. Cited from Rainbow's End, by Rex Beach
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