So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway
he was trying his hand at a ship under full sail, but he didn't make much headway
, I thought.
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway
They had such headway
that they were nearly to the king before they could check up; then, frantic with rage, they stood up their horses on their hind hoofs and whirled them around, and the next moment here they came, breast to breast.
The student duels in Germany occasion two or three deaths every year, now, but this arises only from the carelessness of the wounded men; they eat or drink imprudently, or commit excesses in the way of overexertion; inflammation sets in and gets such a headway
that it cannot be arrested.
It was most pesky tedious hard work and slow, and didn't give my hands no show to get well of the sores, and we didn't seem to make no headway
, hardly; so Tom says:
ran almost out, and he drew up slowly toward the sidewalk.
In the meanwhile we had been making headway
at a good pace for a boat so overloaded, and we had shipped but little water in the process.
But Phileas Fogg was a bold mariner, and knew how to maintain headway
against the sea; and he kept on his course, without even decreasing his steam.
At first the Trojans made some headway
against the Achaeans, for one of the best men among the Myrmidons was killed, Epeigeus, son of noble Agacles who had erewhile been king in the good city of Budeum; but presently, having killed a valiant kinsman of his own, he took refuge with Peleus and Thetis, who sent him to Ilius the land of noble steeds to fight the Trojans under Achilles.
We were still some distance from the beach, and under slow headway
, when we sailed right into the midst of these swimming nymphs, and they boarded us at every quarter; many seizing hold of the chain-plates and springing into the chains; others, at the peril of being run over by the vessel in her course, catching at the bob-stays, and wreathing their slender forms about the ropes, hung suspended in the air.
I had mustered all hands and was exercising candles, when you hove in sight; but when the women heard your bells they started an end, as if they were riding the boat swain’s colt; and if-so-be there is that man in the house who can bring up a parcel of women when they have got headway
on them, until they’ve run out the end of their rope, his name is not Benjamin Pump.