Homeward bound


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bound for home; going homeward; as, the homeward bound fleet.

See also: Homeward

References in classic literature ?
muttered Ahab; then aloud, Thou art a full ship and homeward bound, thou sayest; well, then, call me an empty ship, and outward-bound.
1837; (Italy) 1838; The American Democrat, 1838; Homeward Bound, 1838; The Chronicles of Cooperstown, 1838; Home as Found (Eve Effingham),
An' he told me tull my face homeward bound thot I'd been half an inch under my marks.
Fortunately he sailed due north, and within a week was in the track of the Spanish merchantmen plying between the West Indies and Spain, and was picked up by one of these vessels homeward bound.
It was gloomy weather; dead head wind, blowing quite half a gale; the Ferndale under reduced sail was stretching close-hauled across the track of the homeward bound ships, just moving through the water and no more, since there was no object in pressing her and the weather looked threatening.
I have been to my pretty ward's, and am now homeward bound again.
You see I was afraid she might be homeward bound, and I had no mind to turn back from the portals of the East.
Why, as I liked the stuff, squire,” returned the steward, “I turned in, homeward bound, and took t’other glass, which I set down at the bottom of the first, and that gives the thing the shape it has.
As to setting them on shore, I told them indeed that was an exceeding difficulty to us, for that the ship was bound to the East Indies; and though we were driven out of our course to the westward a very great way, and perhaps were directed by Heaven on purpose for their deliverance, yet it was impossible for us wilfully to change our voyage on their particular account; nor could my nephew, the captain, answer it to the freighters, with whom he was under charter to pursue his voyage by way of Brazil; and all I knew we could do for them was to put ourselves in the way of meeting with other ships homeward bound from the West Indies, and get them a passage, if possible, to England or France.
I went down to the Albert Dock and found that she had been taken down the river by the early tide this morning, homeward bound to Savannah.
Holmes and I put on our dress-clothes, so that we might appear to be two theatre-goers homeward bound.
Songs include Carole King's Tapestry and Simon & Garfunkel's Homeward Bound.