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And again, just as I was reaching for the skiff, it ducked under the ship's stern and out of danger.
Clattering with diction and dice, I outwit the solemn assistants: all those stern watchers, shall my will and purpose elude.
When Mugridge was directly beneath us, the stern descended the slope of a passing wave, thus giving the advantage to the shark.
Jane found that by running back and forth between the bow and stern she could alternately raise and lower each end of the boat as she shifted her weight from one end to the other, with the result that each time she leaped to the stern the canoe moved a few inches farther into the river.
At another signal from Van Horn the rowers backed water and forced the boat, stern in, up to the solid ground of the runway.
Nail down the lid; caulk the seams; pay over the same with pitch; batten them down tight, and hang it with the snap-spring over the ship's stern.
The squire was waiting for me at the stern window, all his faintness gone from him.
The tide, which had turned an hour before, was running down, and his eyes watched every little race and eddy in its broad sweep, as the boat made slight head-way against it, or drove stern foremost before it, according as he directed his daughter by a movement of his head.