Moon-sail

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Moon-sail a small sail, sometimes carried above the sky-scraper
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.

Usage

In literature:

The rising moon sailed higher in the heavens, and looked down upon the peaceful camp of the Silver Fox Patrol.
"The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire" by Herbert Carter
Then, as he looked about him, stiff with cold, he noticed that a half-moon had sailed up above the peaks.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The moon threw a fitful gleam now and then through a rift in the sailing clouds.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
A laggard moon sailed out from a cloud-bank and painted the road white as far as the eye could follow it.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
They are usually designated moon-sails.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A sable cloud floated in the sky, and at its back the moon sailed.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Meanwhile the moon had sailed out, and began to throw a sheet of silver over the panorama.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Two days later they sailed, and there were ten now before the new moon.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
The moon was rising higher and higher in the heavens and sailing in a cloudless sky.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
She was thinking of Venice at midnight under the moon, and a sail, and a wine-shop.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

Lo! where the Moon along the sky
Sails with her happy destiny;
Oft is she hid from mortal eye
Or dimly seen,
But when the clouds asunder fly
How bright her mien!
"A Night Thought" by William Wordsworth
Sleep, little baby, sleep, love, sleep!
Darkness is creeping along the sky;
Stars at the casement glimmer and peep,
Slowly the moon comes sailing by.
Sleep, little baby, sleep.
"Lullaby" by Horace Smith
Though nurtured like the sailing moon
In beauty's murderous brood,
She walked awhile and blushed awhile
And on my pathway stood
Until I thought her body bore
A heart of flesh and blood.
"A Man Young And Old: I. First Love" by William Butler Yeats
I saw the stately planets sail
On that blue ocean wide;
I saw blown by some mystic gale,
Like silver ship in elfin tale,
That bore some damsel rare and pale,
The moon's slim crescent glide.
""The Earth Waxeth Old."" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The moon went in—­the sky
And earth and sea hiding,
I laid me down, with the yearning sigh
Of that strain in my heart abiding;
I slept, and the barque that had sailed so nigh
In my dream was ever gliding.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow
I rose—­the moon outshone: I saw the sea heaving,
And a little vessel sailing alone,
The small crisp wavelet cleaving;
’Twas she as she sailed to her port unknown—­
Was that track of sweetness leaving.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Owners gathered for good times that included plenty of sun, sailing, a full-moon party, a Caribbean barbecue feast, and even a pirate-themed celebration.
The Half Moon is looking for volunteers to train in sail handling and ship operations.
It's a brand new full-moon sailing adventure around the Isles of Capri and Marco Island on the Thunderbird, a sleek, ocean-racing Condor-40 Trimaran.
(CNN) — While the rover Curiosity is driving almost flawlessly on Mars, scientists are proposing another exciting possibility for extraterrestrial exploration: a probe that would sail across a lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Probe would set sail across a lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Sailing off the map with Patience, Found Memories, It's the Earth Not the Moon, more at San Francisco International Film Festival.
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