yards astern

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  • You will hear all the news from a boat lying two hundred yards astern. Cited from A Knight of the White Cross, G.A. Henty
  • The first shot fired dropped thirty yards astern, but the other shots went wild. Cited from Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain, by Prescott Holmes
  • The nearest shot passed about ten yards astern of her. Cited from Our Sailors, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The torpedo struck the side on which I was standing, about twenty yards astern of my position.
  • When next seen he was full a hundred yards astern of the boat, still heading steadily for the shore. Cited from The Madman and the Pirate, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • They gained, however, fast upon the brig, and in half an hour were but a few hundred yards astern. Cited from The Queen's Cup, by G. A. Henty
  • A second attack brought another close call; two torpedoes dropped 15 yards astern.
  • Now work your gun round a bit, so that it bears on a point about twenty yards astern and a boat's length on the port side. Cited from By Pike and Dyke, Dutch Republic, by Henty
  • The boat had been tossed about here and there, and was now some twenty or thirty yards astern of the schooner. Cited from Left on Labrador, by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • The patrol car was still three hundred yards astern when one of the bent and re-bent impeller blades let go. Cited from Code Three, by Rick Raphael
  • Soon a puff of white smoke burst from her bow, and a round-shot dropped a few yards astern of the boat. Cited from Black Ivory, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • It passed about twenty-five yards astern of the commodore's ship and harmlessly through the convoy.
  • A boat containing some women was sunk by a shell, when but a few yards astern of the gunboat. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • His comrade continued on toward the White Plains, but her antiaircraft guns finally brought him down mere yards astern.
  • One torpedo wake passed a few yards astern and another crossed parallel to the ship after it was seen in time to take evasive action.
  • As the boat passed some twenty yards astern of the ship the man who was not rowing turned round for a moment and looked up at Ronald. Cited from Bonnie Prince Charlie, by G. A. Henty
  • Turning quickly round, we saw the flukes of an enormous whale sweeping through the air not more than six hundred yards astern of us. Cited from Fighting the Whales, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • We had just backed a few hundred yards astern, and given the order to go ahead full steam, when the Russian's magazine exploded. Cited from In the Track of the Troops, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Not a word was spoken, however, but Mulford went by, leaving Spike about a hundred yards astern. Cited from Jack Tier, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The diahbeeah was close to a mud-bank covered with high grass, and about thirty yards astern of her was a shallow part of the lake about three feet deep. Cited from Ismailia, by Samuel W. Baker
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