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adv. & adj.
Along, by way of, or following a coast: winds that blew coastwise; strong coastwise winds.
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adj, adv
along the coast
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1. along the coast.
2. following the coast.
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Adj.1.coastwise - along or following a coast; "coastal shipping"; "coastwise winds contributed to the storm"
coastal - located on or near or bordering on a coast; "coastal marshes"; "coastal waters"; "the Atlantic coastal plain"
Adv.1.coastwise - by way of, or along the coast; "we were travelling coastwise"
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And, completely to put the quietus on any last lingering hopes he might have had of her, he was in the thick of his spectacular and intensely bitter fight with the Coastwise Steam Navigation Company, and the Hawaiian, Nicaraguan, and Pacific-Mexican Steamship-Company.
Every incoming coastwise vessel was boarded by the union officials and its crew sent ashore.
of myself, unable to read or write, cabin-boy at the mature age of ten on the coastwise, old-country ships?
The Fuwalda, a barkentine of about one hundred tons, was a vessel of the type often seen in coastwise trade in the far southern Atlantic, their crews composed of the offscourings of the sea--unhanged murderers and cutthroats of every race and every nation.
So I saw the stars close overhead, and the fishermen's torches far below, the coastwise lights and the crimson hieroglyph that spelt Vesuvius, before I plunged into the darkness of the shaft.
We held a good lift to clear the coastwise and Continental shipping; and we had need of it.
Refined product deliveries will be halted as the storm nears, but disruptions in coastwise shipments to Florida would likely be short term unless important liquid-bulk import terminals and/or storage facilities are heavily damaged by Dorian.
Cebu-based shipping owners and operators recently assembled together to establish the Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association Inc.
The craft fun and gallery trail was held as part of a seaside Coastwise exhibition at the museum in Bank Street, which sheds light on place names along the Solway Coast.
Protectionism in the United States' coastwise shipping industry is commonly attributed to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act.
is a privately held company that owns and operates American flag vessels serving both the international and US coastwise trades.