After sail

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • After sail the sails carried on the mainmast and mizzen-mast
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. segel, cf. Dut. zeil, Ger. segel.

Usage

In literature:

I had been obliged, when the wind shifted, to get some after-sail on the vessel.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Soon after this, we sailed on a cruise to the westward, for the purpose of intercepting some of the enemy's homeward-bound merchantmen.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Before night we had some spars lashed to the stump of the main-mast, which enabled us to set a little after sail and bring the vessel to.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
Day after day, however, went by, and no sail appeared in sight.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
First the nearest hoisted her big sail, and also set one on her after-mast.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
Soon after sailing, we were frozen into a sheet of bay ice for some days.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The day after this we sailed.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
The helm was put up; the after-sail was taken off the vessel, and the jib shown for an instant.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
A day or two after she sailed, the surgeon came to the Captain with an unusually long face.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fellow has clapped on all sail and is standing after us.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Day after day the far white sails
Come up and glimmer and die,
And night by night the twinkling lights
Crawl down the distant sky.
"The Derelict" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
If after years, if years find us together,
How we shall tell each other the old tale
Of this brave time, when through this doubtful weather
For Love's Hesperides we two set sail!
"The Sentamentalist" by Thomas MacDonagh
And in after years, when he had ships,
I sailed with him the sea,
And in all the sorrow of my life
He was a son to me;
And God hath blessed him every where
With a great prosperity.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
Long and long after, far and far away,
Maybe you'll remember, maybe then you'll say,
When you hear an old name spoken or an old song sung:
"Ay, once we sailed in her, when she and we were young."
"Dead Man's Bay" by Cicely Fox Smith
On Inisheer, on Inisheer,
I had never known a fear,
Nor a sorrow, nor a sigh to mar my laughter;
Until that saddest day,
When my true love sailed away,
And the sun grew dim, and darkness followed after.
"On Inisheer" by Anna Johnston MacManus
SPRING
Now, coming on Spring, the days will be growing,
And after Saint Bride's Day my sail I will throw;
Since the thought has come to me I fain would be going,
Till I stand in the middle of the County Mayo!
"Sojourning and Wandering" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Sailor in race knocked overboard , dies in Va. (AP) — Authorities say a sailor in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was killed after a sail on the vessel knocked him overboard .
So much hype and hope was in the air for Thursday night's match up between Washington State and Brigham Young, but the excitement quickly sailed away after a bitter loss for the Cougars dressed in red and white.
The new museum opened on April 10, 100 years after the ill fated Titanic sailed from the City's docks.
Orders to sail having come after the officers learned that the county was being quarantined in an effort to prevent the spread of infantile paralysis.
Having long been interested in the concept of putting a parallel or "biplane" rig on a catamaran, I was very happy to have a chance to sail the new Radical Bay 8000 catamaran after the 2010 Annapolis sailboat show.
How a legendary fleet of racer-cruisers continues to thrive after eight decades of sailing on Sydney Harbour.
After three days of fleet racing at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, the cream is rising to the top for the 369 sailors competing from 34 countries.
He started sailing in his 20s after knee replacement surgery – he's had 12 knee surgeries total – left him with little else to do.
Eighteen months after Barack Obama took office with the largest plateful of troubles of any president in recent memory, it would seem only fair for him to finally get a stretch of smooth sailing.
Share A California man was rescued after his 50-foot sailboat was struck by a whale while he was sailing alone about 40 miles off the coast of Mexico.
Over the weekend, judges Tim Murphy, Ed Sherman and Alvah Simon will be conducting dockside inspections, and next week, after the show, sail trials will take place on Chesapeake Bay.
A Buffalo Grove man is suing Belmont Harbor-based Chicago Sailing after he said he suffered a bad electrical shock while attempting to dock and plug in a leased sailboat 's power-charging system.
Was running on its diesel engines when a heavy sail knocked 68-year-old Paul Stephen Case of Racine, Wis. Bull said Case lost consciousness after he went into the water.
After rounding a buoy, they sail northeast toward Monhegan Island, where they again change course and return to Casco Bay.
But Moore said he expects much smoother sailing when he begins a new term after a nine-year absence from the court.
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In science:

Having lost their homes, they sailed to the Corsica island and invaded it after a awful sea battle with the Carthaginians and Etruscans, just to drive once again into the sea as refugees after ten years later (in 545 BC) their rivals regained the island.
Zeno meets modern science
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