The boat lost headway
, and, as we lifted on a huge surge, toppled and fell into the trough.
But turning to the steersman, who thus far had been holding the ship in the wind to diminish her headway
, he cried out in his old lion voice, -- Up helm!
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway
. Steel and wood included, the entire spear is some ten or twelve feet in length; the staff is much slighter than that of the harpoon, and also of a lighter material--pine.
I explained our predicament, and stated that with what screening force remained I should continue in the air, making as rapid headway
The student duels in Germany occasion two or three deaths every year, now, but this arises only from the carelessness of the wounded men; they eat or drink imprudently, or commit excesses in the way of overexertion; inflammation sets in and gets such a headway
that it cannot be arrested.
As the flames gained headway
it became apparent to Tarzan that whatever had caused the explosion had scattered some highly inflammable substance upon the surrounding woodwork, for the water which they poured in from the pump seemed rather to spread than to extinguish the blaze.
In the meanwhile we had been making headway
at a good pace for a boat so overloaded, and we had shipped but little water in the process.
I made slow headway
at first, but I began to get dissatisfied at the idea of paying my minion five francs to hold my mule back by the tail and keep him from going up the hill, and so I discharged him.
So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway
Ting-a-ling-ling!" The headway
ran almost out, and he drew up slowly toward the sidewalk.
But Phileas Fogg was a bold mariner, and knew how to maintain headway
against the sea; and he kept on his course, without even decreasing his steam.
We were still some distance from the beach, and under slow headway
, when we sailed right into the midst of these swimming nymphs, and they boarded us at every quarter; many seizing hold of the chain-plates and springing into the chains; others, at the peril of being run over by the vessel in her course, catching at the bob-stays, and wreathing their slender forms about the ropes, hung suspended in the air.