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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

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 - United States Exploring Expedition - 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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