hull down


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hull down

adj
1. (Nautical Terms) (of a ship) having its hull concealed by the horizon
2. (Military) (of a tank) having only its turret visible
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Some of those that started with him are hull down astarn now.
On the whole, as the wind was coming round to the north, we thought that Sierra Leone might be best, and turned our head in that direction, the bark being at that time nearly hull down on our starboard quarter.
His two ships Boussole and Astrolabe, after a visit to Sydney in the very earliest days of that town's establishment, were, as Lee puts it "last sighted hull down on the horizon--never to be seen by Europeans again" (they were finally wrecked on Vanikoro, a small island in the Santa Cruz group, a fact that remained completely unknown for many decades).
Just the promotion and relegation movement has helped: We have brought near neighbours Sunderland and Hull down with us while we have lost long trips to Brighton and hopefully Reading while Sheffield United, Bolton and hopefully Bradford are coming up.
I know it puts Hull down after a brave fight but it is a great, great feeling."
Hull down to 10 men may sound easy, but the sending-off didn't particularly help us as it simply meant that they would remain sitting deep for the rest of the match.
They opened the scoring with Hull down to 12 men after winger Fetuli Talanoa was sin binned - the excellent Craig Hall kicked perfectly for Joe Arundel to score only for Danny Washbrook to hit back before half-time.
United actually sent Hull down just 12 months ago, and while Steve Bruce's side have been handed a parachute payment, as well as managing to hold on to some of their better players, the road ahead for the Magpies could still be a long one if they lose focus or go into next season with the wrong attitude.
United actually sent Hull down just 12 months ago and while Steve Bruce's side have been armed with parachute payments as well as managing to hold on to some of their better players, the road ahead for the Magpies could still be a long one if they lose focus or go into next season with the wrong attitude.
For the opening hour the atmosphere was flat and Liverpool lacked the nous required to break Hull down. It was all far too narrow and predictable as they failed to get in behind the Tigers.
Hull manager Steve Bruce made a couple of half-time substitutions, bringing on Sone Aluko for Maynor Figueroa and Fryatt for George Boyd as they looked to change the formation to break Hull down.
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