Outside of the bulwarks their eager crews with one hand clung to the rail, while one foot was expectantly poised on the gunwale
cried a second to another, which, close to our gunwale
, seemed calmly cooling himself with his own fan-like extremity.
They began to mount heavenward; the boat was upset, mocking every exertion; the waves rose to the gunwale
, and splitting on the hard stones, the Boat broke into Pieces.
Huck was sitting on the gunwale
of a flatboat, list- lessly dangling his feet in the water and looking very melancholy.
Peggotty, standing with one hand on the gunwale
of the boat, and his eyes cast down, put his disengaged hand before his face.
He dipped his hand in the water over the boat's gunwale
, and said, smiling with that softened air upon him which was not new to me:
Again he aimed and fired, the bullet splintering the gunwale
of the canoe close by Baynes' face.
Once or twice its service was most effective, as when a fishing boat, with gunwale
under water, rushed into the harbour, able, by the guidance of the sheltering light, to avoid the danger of dashing against the piers.
While Ned Land, clinging to the bows, belaboured the gigantic animal with blows from his harpoon, the creature's teeth were buried in the gunwale
, and it lifted the whole thing out of the water, as a lion does a roebuck.
I crawled along the boat to them, intending to help Helmar by grasping the sailor's leg; but the sailor stumbled with the swaying of the boat, and the two fell upon the gunwale
and rolled overboard together.
He made the raft as broad as a skilled shipwright makes the beam of a large vessel, and he fixed a deck on top of the ribs, and ran a gunwale
all round it.
The canoe was nearly overturned, and a deluge of water came pouring over the gunwale