Weather-gage sentence examples

  • A shift of the wind having given him the weather-gage, he concentrated a vigorous attack on Lawson.

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  • But the wind changed again and transferred the weather-gage to the English.

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  • The Dutch admiral manoeuvred to keep, and Monk to gain, the weather-gage.

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  • On the nth of August the wind, which had been westerly, turned to the S.E., giving him the weather gage.

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  • When Duquesne appeared on the 7th of January 1676 near the Lipari Islands, De Ruyter allowed them to get the weather-gage, and on the 8th of January waited passively for their attack.

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  • But Hubert owed his success to the skill with which he manoeuvred for the weather-gage, and his victory was not less brilliant than momentous.

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  • It put to sea, and by hugging the wind gained the weather gage of the French adventurer.

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