To traverse a yard


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To traverse a yard (Naut) to brace it fore and aft.
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In literature:

For another two hours we were occupied in traversing a few hundred yards to the foot of the barrier.
"Warlord of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The last 200 yards to the foot of the hill were therefore traversed in a single rush.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
On traversing the lower castle-yard, we mounted an old-fashioned and rickety stair, which conducted to a gloomy, ill-lighted corridor.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
After traversing about twenty yards the two officers came to a broader passage running at right angles to the former.
"The Fight for Constantinople" by Percy F. Westerman
It was fully a hundred yards to the shore, and a slippery, dangerous causeway that they had to traverse.
"The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon" by Dexter J. Forrester