up astern

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  • The sun every morning came up astern; every evening it went down ahead. Cited from Sailing Alone Around The World, by Joshua Slocum
  • Any moment a sea, rolling up astern, might break over them. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Then we saw the submarine come up astern of us. Cited from History of the World War, by Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish
  • The two steamers had arrived during the night, and the whole fleet is coming up astern. Cited from Ismailia, by Samuel W. Baker
  • The Peruvian was fast coming up astern, and could not now be more than a mile away. Cited from Under the Chilian Flag, by Harry Collingwood
  • Short waves with black furrows between them rolled up astern and although they were not high they looked angry. Cited from The Lure of the North, by Harold Bindloss
  • When the evening closed in, the Frenchman was in sight about two leagues off, coming up astern. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I told you so; the sloop has a little breeze, and here it comes creeping up astern of us. Cited from The Congo Rovers, by Harry Collingwood
  • You see that French frigate coming up astern? Cited from True Blue, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She struck, and stopped until a comber rolled up astern. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • That favourable opportunity, however, did not come; every sea that rolled up astern threatened to overwhelm her should he make the attempt. Cited from From Powder Monkey to Admiral, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I was at the helm at the time, and heard it roaring up astern. Cited from Marmaduke Merry, by William H. G. Kingston
  • I was surprised to perceive that we had come up astern of the ship -- quite without reason I had expected to find her lying bow on. Cited from The Mutineers, by Charles Boardman Hawes
  • On, on we went, the huge seas rolling up astern of us, and appearing as if they would come down and overwhelm us. Cited from The Cruise of the Mary Rose, by William H. G. Kingston
  • They pulled rapidly away, endeavouring to keep her from being swamped by the heavy seas which rolled up astern. Cited from From Powder Monkey to Admiral, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Another sea came roaring up astern, as if it would wash all from her decks and hurl them to destruction. Cited from Sunshine Bill, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • And the little engines began to throb more rapidly, while the screw thrashed the water up astern. Cited from Under the Chilian Flag, by Harry Collingwood
  • The more the sea got up, the more necessary it became to carry sail, to avoid being swamped by the heavy waves which rolled up astern. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Still, as day wore on, the French ships in greater numbers crowded up astern, and the chances that we should escape seemed to diminish. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She lifted her bows high out of the water while a white ridge rolled up astern, and for the next minute or two Agatha saw nothing clearly. Cited from The Lure of the North, by Harold Bindloss
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