Thus, the foreground is all raging commotion; but behind, in admirable artistic contrast, is the glassy level of a sea becalmed
, the drooping unstarched sails of the powerless ship, and the inert mass of a dead whale, a conquered fortress, with the flag of capture lazily hanging from the whale-pole inserted into his spout-hole.
Who's that been dropping an anchor overboard --we don't budge an inch --we're becalmed
The two ships becalmed
on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
Although the breeze had now utterly ceased, we had made a great deal of way during the night and were now lying becalmed
about half a mile to the south-east of the low eastern coast.
From time to time we landed at various islands, where we sold or exchanged our merchandise, and one day, when the wind dropped suddenly, we found ourselves becalmed
close to a small island like a green meadow, which only rose slightly above the surface of the water.
On the 16th of January, the Nautilus seemed becalmed
only a few yards beneath the surface of the waves.
Now off Egypt, about as far as a ship can sail in a day with a good stiff breeze behind her, there is an island called Pharos--it has a good harbour from which vessels can get out into open sea when they have taken in water--and here the gods becalmed
me twenty days without so much as a breath of fair wind to help me forward.
In this predicament, Captain Sublette found them, in a manner becalmed
, or rather run aground, at the little frontier town of Independence, in Missouri, and kindly took them in tow.
From the main truck of the average tall ship the horizon describes a circle of many miles, in which you can see another ship right down to her water-line; and these very eyes which follow this writing have counted in their time over a hundred sail becalmed
, as if within a magic ring, not very far from the Azores - ships more or less tall.
We found the gig o' the Lady Jermyn the week arter we found you, bein' becalmed
like; there wasn't no lady aboard her, though.
The Apostle is lying becalmed
inside the point, and her boats are out to wing.
Not even the flopping, bellying mainsail overhead, as the Arangi rolled becalmed
, could draw a glance of quizzical regard from him.