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Outsail  v. t.  To excel, or to leave behind, in sailing; to sail faster than.

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"Outsail" Quotes from Famous Books

... are black and rotten. That's the difference. No wonder they outsail us when the wind can blow through ...
— Rodney Stone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... crews of twenty to forty men. These little craft made rapid sallies into the waters of the Gulf Stream, in search of British West Indiamen homeward bound. Other privateers were huge three-masters, carrying heavy batteries, and able to outsail any of the enemy's ships. On leaving port for a long cruise, these vessels would carry enormous crews, so that captured vessels might be manned and sent home. After a successful cruise, such a privateer returned to port seldom bringing more than one-fifth of the ...
— The Naval History of the United States - Volume 2 (of 2) • Willis J. Abbot

... of his way, of course; the Flyaway can outsail that craft, and we may as well have our cruise out as be snubbed by any of 'em. Ease off that jib sheet, I say. ...
— Little By Little - or, The Cruise of the Flyaway • William Taylor Adams

... craft. Let's make all speed, and cast off from the karkiss o' the whale. There be time enough yet; and then it'll be, who's got the heels. Don't be so bad skeeart, Snowy. The ole Catamaran be a trim craft. I built her myself, wi' your help, nigger; an' I've got faith in her speed. We'll outsail ...
— The Ocean Waifs - A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea • Mayne Reid

... you, I am as haste ordain'd me, a thing slubber'd, my sister is a goodly portly Lady, a woman of a presence, she spreads sattens, as the Kings ships do canvas every where, she may spare me her misen, and her bonnets, strike her main Petticoat, and yet outsail me, I ...
— Wit Without Money - The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher • Francis Beaumont

Words linked to "Outsail" :   surmount, outstrip, outgo, exceed, surpass

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