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And o'er the foam-flecked offing as far as voice could reach We hailed the landing-parties and we sang them up the beach.
From the offing the open estuary promises every possible fruition to adventurous hopes.
The party, beneath the guns of his fort, were at his mercy; should an enemy appear in the offing, he could pack up the most valuable part of the property and retire to some place of concealment, or make off for the interior.
We dismounted, for the last time, and out in the offing, riding at anchor, we saw the ship