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112 example sentences with  helmsman

112 example sentences with helmsman

Blotted out was all the coast-line, gone were rock and wood and sand; Grimly anxious stood the helmsman with the tiller in his hand, And questioned of the darkness what was sea and what was land.

There was a moment of breathless suspense, then one bird loosed its hold and the huge block of stone hurtled through the air, but thanks to the presence of mind of the helmsman, who turned our ship violently in another direction, it fell into the sea close beside us, cleaving it asunder till we could nearly see the bottom.

Possibly, deceived by the night, the helmsman had approached closer to the wharf than he had intended; yet, nevertheless, if he held to his present course, he must surely touch shore not more than five hundred yards distant.

Forward of the single mast was stowed the chest, which Travers' slaves had borne with such care up the bluff; while in the open space between the helmsman and the two sailors were stretched two motionless bodies.

The schooner was in darkness, except for a faint reflection from the binnacle light aft, revealing the dim figure of the helmsman.

Dorothy was but a shrouded figure, as she sat wrapped in her blanket, and the only other object visible was the dim outline of the helmsman.

I could see the outline of the helmsman in the little circle of binnacle light, a ray of which extended far enough to assure me of the presence of Dorothy.

Sometimes I float along a-standing in a boat, Before the ships becalmed, where dusky sailors stand, And the helmsman drops his oar, and the lookout leaves his glass,

The hot glow of the saloon skylights became a dim refulgence, aside from which, and its glimmer in the mouth of the companionway, no lights were visible in the whole length of the ship except the shuttered window of Mr. Swain's room, which presently was darkened, and odd glimpses of the binnacle light to be had when the helmsman shifted his stand.

By putting out a hand he could have touched the helmsman, but his body made not even the shadow of a silhouette against the sky.

Then Swain came charging down the steps to find out what all the row was about, and to reportwhich he did as soon as Monk was sufficiently recovered to understandthose outrageous and darkly mysterious assaults upon the helmsman and Mr. Collison.

They not unfrequently received a few strokes from the fist of the helmsman, or a rope's-end, either of which they took with that unconcerned composure which showed they were accustomed to it.

His perfectly poised and graceful attitude, and thorough composure, as he removed a cigar from his mouth and motioned an order to the helmsman, struck the beholder as wonderful.

Captain Lane then acted hurriedly, but with precision, giving his orders to his mate and helmsman, and, seizing the cabin lantern and his speaking trumpet, he jumped upon the topgallant forecastle, and, holding up his lamp, made the master mason's "hailing sign of distress."

"Hard up your helm!" shouted the captain, and, springing aft, he found the helmsman jammed under the tiller, and the second mate vainly endeavoring to heave it up.

"Not much, if any;" the helmsman answered.

As for Captain Morgan, having come down upon the main-deck, he fetches the young helmsman a clap upon the back.

It was distressingly dark, from a helmsman's point of view, but Tommy, who had gone up into the bows, handed me back instructions, and by dint of infinite care we succeeded in making the opening with surprising accuracy.

At this, I turned and sang out to the bo'sun that we were near to running upon the weed, and, in the same moment, he shouted to the helmsman to luff, and directly afterwards our starboard side was brushing against the great outlying tufts of the point, and so, for a breathless minute, we waited.

For several days, however, I was doomed to disappointment, and gave it up in despair; but a day or two after, when in the vicinity of the Tuscarawas river, it being about noon, the helmsman suddenly called out, "A field of pigeons."

The helmsman declared that it was neither, and that we should soon be convinced of it.

Come, when you are in a ship, do you trust to yourself or to the helmsman?

The nearest junk was now within thirty yards of ours; their guns were loaded, and I knew that the next discharge would completely rake our decks "Now," said I to our helmsman, "keep your eyes fixed on me, and the moment you see me fall flat on the deck, you must do the same, or you will be shot."

I therefore kept a sharp eye upon the helmsman, and the moment I saw him putting the helm down, I ordered our steersman to fall flat on their faces behind some wood, and, at the same moment, did so myself.

They were so completely taken by surprise, that their junk was left without a helmsman; her sails flapped in the wind; and, as we were still carrying all sail, and keeping on her right course, they were soon left a considerable way astern.

This time the helmsman fell, and, doubtless, several were wounded.

In a minute or two I could see nothing but boards and shields, which were held up by the pirates, to protect themselves from my firing; their junk went up into the wind, for want of a helmsman, and was soon left some distance behind us.

One of the not least interesting facts connected with the catastrophe, was that the helmsman was found burnt to a cinder at his post.

The crew was composed of four rowers and a helmsman; their daily pay was five reals apiece, in all nearly seven pesos, high wages for such lazy fellows in comparison with the price of provisions, for the rice that a hard-working man ate in a day seldom cost more than seven centavos (in the provinces often scarcely six), and the rest of his food (fish and vegetables), only one centavo.

Crossing the Grand Canal the helmsman made for the Guidecca, and on past the Punta di Santa Maria, and on still, away across the wide and silent lagune, right on to Fusina, on the mainland.

The danger is greatly increased by fogs, often so dense that the helmsman, though situated on the hurricane-deck and over the fore part of the vessel, can see nothing before him.

She stood near the helmsman, a slim graceful figure in a white gown of some soft material, with never a jewel or a flower to relieve that statuesque simplicity.

Not until the danger was past did he open his batteries on the unlucky helmsman, and then the explosion of Arabic oaths was equal to a broadside of twenty-four pounders.

As I stood at the rail of the hurricane-deck, and thought of these things, Petrak came up from the fore-deck and stood at the foot of the ladder leading to the bridge, where I could hear Captain Riggs pacing to and fro and speaking through the trap to the helmsman about the course.

The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through!

The helmsman steered, the ship moved on; 335 Yet never a breeze up blew;

The mate's voice spoke sharply to the helmsman.

As soon as this was done, and the Dawn was travelling her road at a good rate, I beckoned to Marble to come near the wheel, for I had taken the helmsman's duty on myself for an hour or two: in other words, I was doing that which, from my boyish experience on the Hudson, I had once fancied it was not only the duty, but the pleasure, of every ship-master to do, viz: steering!

was the helmsman's hail, Death without quarter!

Indeed, just a week after the President signed the non-importation bill, as one of our coasting vessels was entering the harbor of New York, a British vessel, wishing to stop and search her, fired a shot which struck the helmsman and killed him at the wheel.

This is all very well on paper, but I assure you it was a time of intense excitement to us; if in the moment of deadly struggle the tiller ropes had broken, or the helmsman had made one false turn of the wheel, we might have got across the boiling rapids, and then good-bye to sublunary friends; our bones might have been floating past Quebec before the news of our destruction had reached it.

The stern, fancifully ornamented, rises two or three stages above the deck, and is the seat of the helmsman.

He became the successful helmsman in London of the central organization of the Liberal Unionist party.

The diving-helmsman kept his eye on a gauge in front of him that measured the pressure of water at the varying depths, but the dial was so marked that it told him just how many feet the Fulton was below the surface.

"Dive thirty, sir," repeated the steersman below, and with a slight twist of his gear the horizontal rudders turned and the submarine inclined downward; the level-indicator showed a slight slant and the depth-gauge hand turned slowly roundtwenty-two, twenty-five, twenty-eight, then thirty feet, when the helmsman turned his wheel back a little and the vessel forged ahead on a level keel.

Obeying the same invisible helmsman, it there paused and rocked gently backwards and forwards as over an unseen anchor.

A shell, bursting close to the wheel, had killed the helmsman, and a fragment had buried itself in the captain's breast.

And behind them in the after end of the ship the helmsman prayed aloud the helmsman's prayer, which is prayed by all who follow his trade upon the River Yann, of whatever faith they be.

Soon we all slept except the helmsman, who kept the ship in the midstream of Yann.

When the sun rose the helmsman ceased to sing, for by song he cheered himself in the lonely night.

When the song ceased we suddenly all awoke, and another took the helm, and the helmsman slept.

And with the night there arose the helmsman's song.

But first he prayed, praying the helmsman's prayer.

And then his loneliness came upon the helmsman, and he began to sing.

Soon we all ate, and then the helmsman laid him down to sleep while a comrade took his place, and they all spread over him their choicest furs.

And I thought too of the helmsman's cheery song in the cold and lonely night, and how he had held our lives in his careful hands.

And as I thought of this the helmsman ceased to sing, and I looked up and saw a pale light had appeared in the sky, and the lonely night had passed; and the dawn widened, and the sailors awoke.

Oftentimes the helmsman would suddenly have to turn his course and demand slackened speed behind, seeing the silhouette of the boat ahead looming up in the darkness.

Toni said nothing, but shoving aside the helmsman with a stroke of his paw, he grasped the wheel, making the boat swerve in another direction.

The mate, skillful helmsman that he was, obeyed the captain.

The helmsman had to clutch the wheel with a jerk of surprise and terror.

The helmsman turned to me with a look of silly fright on his face, as the wheel revolved useless in his hands.

I dismissed the helmsman; and the watch forward, taking advantage of the respite from duty, were soon recumbent in attitudes of heavy sleep.

The helmsman was knocked downthe captain and mate jumped aft, to ascertain the extent of the damage; while the sailors scowled along the deck, as they laid their shoulders to the weather side of the shipall was anxiety for the instant.

The mast is on the front cross beam, and between the front cross beam and the side beams sufficient space is left for the helmsman.

The helmsman of my boat, Luiz, a powerful negro, chopped into the tree, balancing himself with springy ease on a slight scaffolding.

Besides himself, the crew consisted of two men: Joao, the helmsman, or pilot, as he is called in Brazil, and Simplicio, the bowsman.

* * * * * "Hard a-port!" shouts the master; and the helmsman, with firm hand, holds down the wheel.

Piloting your life: the psychologist as helmsman.

Piloting your life: the psychologist as helmsman.

Piloting your life: the psychologist as helmsman.

Piloting your life: the psychologist as helmsman.

Our progress was a succession of marvellous escapes for human toes and bovine shoulders, but our "helmsman steered us through," and we emerged from the kaleidoscopic labyrinth into the open space before the Fort of Lahore, whose pinkish brick walls and ponderous bastions rose above us.

So completely was every one taken by surprise by this evolution that the first impression was of some mistake, accident, or blunder of the helmsman, and cries of regret followed, lest the frigate might have it in her power to profit by the mishap.

The very fact of so many propensities and sentiments balancing each other seems to show that the result is to be contingent on some other thing than themselves, as the best-rigged vessel on an uncertain sea, in varying winds, is under the control of the helmsman and captain, and may be steered right or wrong; and surely no vessel is built by an all-wise Hand which cannot be steered aright with grace at the helm.

Brisket smiled and then, nursing his knee, scowled fiercely at the helmsman, who was also on the broad grin.

He walked aft and, placing himself in a deckchair, gazed listlessly at the stolid figure of the helmsman.

He tried the helmsman, and made that unfortunate thirsty for a week by discussing the rival merits of bitter ale in a pewter and stout in a china mug.

The helmsman, a man of liberal ideas, said, with some emotion, that he could drink either of them out of a flower-pot.

" Mr. Chalk said "Certainly not," and, seeing no way for escape, led the reluctant man as far from the helmsman as possible and whispered the information.

[Illustration: "He led the reluctant man as far from the helmsman as possible and whispered the information."] He listened with great interest a few days later when Mr. Tredgold, after considering audibly which island he should visit first, gave him the position of Bowers's Island and began to discuss coral reefs and volcanic action.

Then addressing the helmsman: "Steer to the windward, Bolton.

"Yes, sir," replied the helmsman.

If little Jack was proud of being assistant helmsman on the "Pilgrim," it is superfluous to say so.

The novice was indeed satisfied when, returning to the wheel, he again took his post, after thanking Master Jack, assistant helmsman of the "Pilgrim."

'Ta'n't safe," said the helmsman.

Quickly the helmsman was given orders to steer almost west instead of the north course he had been following.

They were staggering to the boat's edge: only this I saw, that Mr. Gabriel was inside: suddenly the helmsman interposed with an oar, and broke their grasps.

"I declare our pilot is quite chivalrous, as far as you are concerned, for I marked his glance, Miss Harz," said Miss Lamarque, archly, as we turned our faces cabin-ward, under the protection of our helmsman's promised vigilance.

Armed with an orange and a biscuit for physical refreshment, I depended on sea and sky for my mental entertainment; and in my hand I bore a slender scroll, destined as a propitiatory offering to our offended helmsman.

Lady, star of the sea, brighter than the other stars, the sea and the wind buffet us; show thou us the right way: for if thou wilt bring us to a fair haven, ship nor helmsman fears not tempest nor tide lest it trouble us." CHAPTER VII THE TROUBADOURS IN ITALY

Gary Jobson, Sailing Fundamentals (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998), p. 83 When making a tack the helmsman calls out "ready about!"

If the courses of two boats are intersecting, the helmsman usually gives way to a red light by going around the stern of the stand-on vessel (the vessel that does not need to change course).

In a press release issued out by 3SC Media Officer, Tosin Omojola, the 3SC centre back described the Oyo State helmsman as a man of his words, stressing that the club, has never had it so good in terms of welfare in recent times.

In that same year, the University of Benin and Ahmadu Bello University also faced similar crisis regarding where the helmsman should come from.

None more so than Helmsman Gary Mitchell, an old friend of Kirk’s.

The Communist Party’s central committee dubbed leader China’s Helmsman.

The practice which has become the grundnorm across the country is such that the new helmsman’s first major focus on assumption of office is to rubbish or discard the last vestiges of whatever lofty programmes or projects executed by his predecessor.

The skipper’s report to the port authority said the force nearly dislocated the helmsman’s shoulder and spun the whole yacht through 120 degrees.

Installed Heron1 and Heron2 along with their 4 monitors and the VIDEO MONSTER (4 video splitters and 2 switch boxes to accomodate two helmsman's displays).