fore and aft


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fore and aft

adv.
1.
a. From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
b. In, at, or toward both ends of a ship.
2. In or at the front and back.
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He emphasised the difference between fore and aft generally by rubbing Harvey's nose along a few feet of the boom, and the lead of each rope was fixed in Harvey's mind by the end of the rope itself.
For an endless period, as it seemed to me, I lay with my head on the thwart watching the schooner (she was a little ship, schooner-rigged fore and aft) come up out of the sea.
The gas compartments are permitted both fore and aft, as in the old type, but the water-ballast central tank is rendered obligatory.
They carried fore and aft guns, the latter much the larger, throwing inflammatory shells, and in addition they had nests for riflemen on both the upper and the under side.
It was flaming fore and aft, and even as Bert looked it turned over and fell, spinning over and over itself and vanished into the smoke of Buffalo.
She lifted weakly, turned sharply as if to get out of the battle, burst into flames fore and aft, swept down to the water, splashed into it obliquely, and rolled over and over and came down stream rolling and smashing and writhing like a thing alive, halting and then coming on again, with her torn and bent propeller still beating the air.
A crew, a brave crew, all youngsters, all of us, fore and aft, no man was forty, a mad, gay crew.
Thereafter, fore and aft, I was known by no other name, until the term became a part of my thought-processes and I identified it with myself, thought of myself as Hump, as though Hump were I and had always been I.
With all three masts making such an everlasting thundering against the side; and every sea breaking over us, fore and aft. Think of Death and the Judgment then?
The ASD Tug 2813 delivers approximately 85 tonnes bollard pull and offers MLC compliant accommodation and an aft deck area of about 80m2, providing both extended crew capacity and optimal towage capabilities fore and aft.
The bore, fore and aft, still looks new, but it would be interesting to estimate how one with three times the same diet would present.
The forearm's acute angle along the bottom delivers quicker height adjustment with reduced fore and aft movement.