fore-and-aft

Definitions

  • FORE and AFT
    FORE and AFT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fore-and-aft parallel with the keel of a boat or ship
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Usage

In literature:

The sea had swept the hold fore and aft so completely that nothing whatever was left.
"Wrecked but not Ruined" by R.M. Ballantyne
Hat Tyler was very much in evidence, fore and aft, giving orders to the crew as to what was to be done as soon as the ship left the ways.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
What are called fore and aft sails were not generally used till comparatively modern times.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Kydd then ordered us to run fore and aft; but the light weight of a few people on board the stout brig produced no perceptible effect.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was a solemn ceremony; not a word was spoken fore and aft till the chaplain began the prayers.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
Stand by heavin'-lines fore and aft!
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Her fore and mainmasts were square rigged while her mizzen mast was rigged fore and aft like my little Wavecrest.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
They were built on the barge principle, with sail booms fore and aft like the Chinese river boats.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
See, fore and aft, life's craft undone!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The canoe had two masts and fore and aft sails, and was about 24 feet long and eight wide.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Had we the tools, I should have raised her a streak all round and put a bit of a deck on her fore and aft.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
I don't know how he came to be in command of a fore-and-aft schooner.
"Man Overboard!" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
It was a solemn ceremony; not a word was spoken fore and aft till the chaplain began the prayers.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
Here, tumble the old fellow into the boat, and set the dhow on fire fore and aft.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were fore-and-aft schooners, of beautiful model, and entirely new.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Me he quite ignored, while his insulting eyes raked her fore and aft.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
The tender was made fast fore and aft; and, getting down into the uneasy boat, Woolfolk reached up and lifted Millie bodily to his side.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He had steering jets to run him in every direction except fore and aft.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
Through four holes, fore and aft and on either side of her, their machine-guns rake the horizon.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
They nipped him fore and aft.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
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In poetry:

Athwart her track and across her bows
We raked her fore and aft,
And out of the fight and into the night
Drifted the beaten craft.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
Though the flying sea-spray drenches
Fore and aft the rowers' benches,
Not a single heart is craven
Of the champions there on board.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A hundred women stared agape,
The menfolk nudged and laughed,
But none could find a likelier story
For the strange craft.
With fear and death and desolation
Rigged fore and aft.
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
See her come bearing down, a tidy craft!
Gaily her topsails bulge, her sidelights burn!
There's jigging in her rigging fore and aft,
And beauty's self, not name, limned on her stern.
"A Note On Wyatt" by Kingsley Amis
The Old Man he stood on the poop at high noon;
He paced fore and aft and he whistled a tune,
Then put by his sextant and thus he did say:
"The girls have got hold of her tow-rope to-day."
"The Tow-Rope Girls" by Cicely Fox Smith
And the "Blanche's" crew without dismay
Fired a broadside into the "Pique" without delay,
Which raked her fore and aft, and knocked her to smash,
And the mizzen mast fell overboard with a terrible crash.
"An All-Night Sea Fight" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The fore shield was carbon phenolic and the aft shield was phenolic nylon, both over an aluminum body, said Jim Doyle of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
T-Stock Slider fin design provides fore and aft adjustment for tighter-radius turns or, when moved back, longer carving turns and increased tracking.
The full-length, open canvas roof system slides both fore and aft to provide an open-air driving experience for front and rear seat occupants.
The over-axle truss attaches to a wishbone upper link, while lower links control fore and aft movement.
The issue Toyota wants to inspect is a cable that can potentially become damaged as the passenger seat is adjusted fore and aft.
The Solo 's ejection port is relieved fore and aft and has a robust external extractor, features that combine to give outstanding reliability.
Spoilers were equipped with their namesake fore and aft, as well as dual racing mirrors, and special striping.
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In science:

Both effects can degrade the surfaces of the RTGs and produce asymmetries in the heat radiated away from the RTGs in the fore and aft directions.
The Anomalous Acceleration of the Pioneer Spacecrafts
It has two further nearby vertices, fore and aft along the radial axis, that are themselves central vertices of neighbouring cells in the original ladder-like lattice.
An Einstein-Bianchi system for Smooth Lattice General Relativity. I. The Schwarzschild spacetime
Moreover, the interception, for shells of large radius, occurs preferentially at those parts of the shell that are primarily fore and aft of the star with respect to the observer, thus corresponding to Doppler shifts in the line wings.
The Hanle Effect as a Diagnostic of Magnetic Fields in Stellar Envelopes IV. Application to Polarized P Cygni Wind Lines
Owing to symmetry, U = 0 at all points in the line for i = 0◦ and i = 90◦ . A left-right symmetric U -profile remains for intermediate viewing inclinations (which spatially corresponds to fore-aft symmetry about the star).
The Hanle Effect as a Diagnostic of Magnetic Fields in Stellar Envelopes IV. Application to Polarized P Cygni Wind Lines
If H is a Hadamard matrix, we may multiply it fore and aft by diagonal matrices, thus setting all entries in the first row and column to 1.
Type-II Matrices and Combinatorial Structures
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