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Winter in the Arctic regions and Summer in the Antarctic regions - Page 361
by Charles Tomlinson - 1872
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A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic ..., Volume 2

Sir James Clark Ross - Antarctica - 1847
...— an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired effect; the ship gathered stern-way,...few minutes reached its western termination ; the " under tow," as it is called, or the reaction of the water from its vertical cliffs, alone preventing...
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A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic ..., Volume 2

Sir James Clark Ross - Antarctica - 1847
...— an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired effect ; the ship gathered stern-way,...yard-arms scraping the rugged face of the berg, we in a feAV minutes reached its western termination ; the " under tow," as it is called, or the reaction of...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 14

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1847
...ship gathered stcrn-wa? ; plunging her stern into the sea, washing away the gig and quarter-boats, and with her lower yard-arms scraping the rugged face...a few minutes reached its western termination. The ' under tow,' as it is called, or the reaction of the water from its vertical cliffs, alone preventing...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 12

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1847
...perhaps, had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather ; but it had the desired eflect. The ship gathered stern-way ; plunging her stern into the sea, washing away the gig and quarter-boats, and with her lower yardarms scraping the rugged face of the berg, we in a few minutes...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 81

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1847
...— an expedient that, perhaps, had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather ; but it had the desired effect. The ship gathered stern-way ; plunging her stern into the sea, washing awav the gig and quarter- boats, and with her lower yard-arms scraping the rugged face of the berg,...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

Religion - 1848
...— an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired effect ; the ship gathered stern-way,...a few minutes reached its western termination, the ' under tow,' as it is called, or the reaction of the water from its vertical cliffs alone preventing...
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The North British Review, Volumes 8-9

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1848
...had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired eflict : t/ie ship gathered stern-way, plunging her stern into the...a few minutes reached its western termination, the ' under tow,' as it is called, or the reaction of the water from its vertical clifis alone pieventing...
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Chambers's papers for the people

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1850
...aback— an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired effect : the ship gathered sternway,...plunging her stern into the sea, washing away the gig and quarter-boats, and with her lower yard-arms scraping the rugged face of the berg, we in a few minutes...
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Voyages round the world, from the death of captain Cook to the present time

World - 1852
...abnck, — an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather. But it had the desired effect. The ship gathered stern-way,...plunging her stern into the sea, washing away the gig and quarter-boats, and with her lower yard-arms scraping the rugged face of the berg, we in a few minutes...
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Recent Exploring Expeditions to the Pacific and the South Seas, Under the ...

John Stilwell Jenkins - Antarctica - 1853 - 508 pages
...— an expedient that perhaps had never before been resorted to by seamen in such weather : but it had the desired effect ; the ship gathered stern-way,...a few minutes reached its western termination; the ' under tow,' as it is called, or the reaction of the water from its vertical cliffs, alone preventing...
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