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Present participle of encounter.
They passed the cape on the 31st of January, encountering the usual westerly winds.
Encountering this drop if few and are between, but it does happen.
The Moslems, on their side, invaded Cilicia under the orders of Abdalkabir, who, being afraid of encountering the enemy, retired with his troops.
The vessels got clear of the ice, and proceeded early in Aug., passed through the Kara Sea without encountering ice, and reached Archangel in Sept.
In 1866 the Prussians, who had invaded Bohemia, occupied Prague (July 8) without encountering any resistance.
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