far aft

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  • I could not see very far aft for the flames and smoke. Cited from A Pirate of the Caribbees, by Harry Collingwood
  • Her bottom was torn open as far aft as her engine room and she came to rest with a slight list to port.
  • By the time I got as far aft as the main-mast, the vessel was our own. Cited from Afloat And Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Her bridge, instead of being well forward, was placed so far aft that it was only a few feet from the funnel. Cited from An Adventure With A Genius, by Alleyne Ireland
  • A white navigation light is as far aft as possible on the tail or each wing tip.
  • I was so far aft that my port-lids swung free. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 84, October, 1864, by Various
  • Far aft, under the waving tricolor, stood the woman of our story. Cited from Trifles for the Christmas Holidays, by H. S. Armstrong
  • This time, however, he was not taken so far aft as before, but was conducted up the main companion stairs on to the upper deck. Cited from Under the Chilian Flag, by Harry Collingwood
  • In addition to the funnel being placed quite far aft, the bridge was placed nearer amidships, rather than the usual forward position.
  • Sailors compensate for this by putting their weight as far aft as they can while running downwind.
  • Luffing carefully onto a broad reach may help to retain control, as can moving everyone's weight as far aft as possible.
  • The elevators were widely spaced apart, with one at the far aft end of the ship and one forward of the island.
  • Sometimes the Chinese officials set the wheels of their carts very far aft so as to get a little spring from the long shafts. Cited from Overland through Asia (Illustrated), by Thomas Wallace Knox
  • If the fin is too far forward, a spin cannot be initiated, but if it is too far aft, recovery becomes impossible.
  • Not till he was far aft did he stop in a quiet place to think of Harrigan dying alone, choking in the black water. Cited from Harrigan, by Max Brand
  • Lancaster was sitting alone far aft in the shadow. Cited from Gordon Keith, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • As it left the gate, it was loaded such that the centre of gravity was excessively far aft.
  • In many small boats, weight too far aft can cause drag by submerging the transom, especially in light to moderate winds.
  • On the forecastle, about 250 men were drawing water, and throwing it upon the fire as far aft as possible. Cited from Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy: between 1793 and 1849, Gilly
  • On a run in heavy winds, the forces on the sails tend to drive a boat's bow down, so the crew weight is moved far aft.
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