Sentence Examples


  • On one side was a coral reef; on the other a low tongue of land, covered with mangrove thickets that grew out into the water.
  • Yes, and we flipped it at the rate of ten gallons the hour; and when the squall came (for it's squally off there by Patagonia), and all hands--visitors and all--were called to reef topsails, we were so top-heavy that we had to swing each other aloft in bowlines; and we ignorantly furled the skirts of our jackets into the sails, so that we hung there, reefed fast in the howling gale, a warning example to all drunken tars.
  • "Thou art but too good a fellow, Starbuck," he said lowly to the mate; then raising his voice to the crew: "Furl the t'gallant-sails, and close-reef the top-sails, fore and aft; back the main-yard; up Burton, and break out in the main-hold."
  • Reef. The white clouds sail over day by day. The seabirds come back to
  • Ere wis a spider on e reef o e extension ae time.

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