fore-and-after

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fore-and-after sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fore-and-after A vessel, such as a sloop or schooner, which carries fore-and-aft sails only.
    • n fore-and-after A cocked hat having the peaks in front and behind, such as is worn for full dress in the navy.
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Usage

In literature:

After a delay of half an hour, a like report came down from the fore and mizzen-tops.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
There never is on a fore-and-after.
"Man Overboard!" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Have you had any experience in a fore-and-after?
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
The jibs and staysails are triangular, the spanker a quadrangular {108} fore-and-after.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The yard at length came down safe, and after it the fore and mizzen royal yards were sent down.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
The fore and after bodies are similar in form from midships.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
After the fore-edge is gilt the same operation is repeated at the head and tail.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
It caught the sails of the new fore-and-after, and the little craft fell over on another tack and shot away.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
I stays on and works for them six years after the war and missy whip me after the war jist like she did 'fore.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The Twelfth Father has a face of Truth, a face of Fore-thought, and a face of After-thought.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
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In poetry:

Driven, after aeons of pristine, fore-god-like singleness and oneness,
At the end of some mysterious, red-hot iron,
Driven away from himself into her tracks,
Forced to crash against her.
"Tortoise Gallantry" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Get the family out on the golf course "fore" less money every Saturday and Sunday after 5 pm Each group must have a least one adult and one child (17 and younger) to receive the discounted rate.
Within minutes of beginning the Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series featuring Lilo Fore, FEI "I" and USEF "R" judge, it was easy to understand why she's the successful and highly sought-after clinician and trainer that she is today.
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