(on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to ).
Also they were faine to alow such large bills of charges as were intolerable; the charges of ye patent came to above 500li.
Bradford’s History of ‘Plimoth Plantation’ William Bradford
But nothing that took place, alow or aloft, escaped his keen observation.
The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
Royals and studding-sails, alow and aloft, were now set, and away the Ione flew before the breeze.
The Pirate of the Mediterranean W.H.G. Kingston
As I am a profest lover of novelty you must alow me to be much entertained by this discovery.
Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
For the next week all was confusion on deck, alow and aloft.
Syd Belton George Manville Fenn
For another day we continued to lie in the river; but the brig, alow and aloft, bustled with various activities.
The Great Quest Charles Boardman Hawes
alow me to hear dygress & stait that my Beests at presnt is as harmless as the newborn Babe.
The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
She was a brigantine aloft, but alow she had much the same lines as the Laughing Lass.
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
At eight o’clock the next morning the Pretty Mary stood out to sea with every stitch of canvas set, alow and aloft.
For the Term of His Natural Life Marcus Clarke
They were all under plain sail aloft and alow—27 sail of the line, frigates and steamers.
The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
(postpositive) (nautical) in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck
ablaze; aflame. Historical Examples Yet do not I alowe the diligence of some to painful, whych drawe out these thyngs by playinge at chesses or dyce. The Education of Children Desiderius Erasmus So coulde I alowe them but that my belly can 21not well affare nor a way with fastyng.Canni9. Two Dyaloges (c. 1549) Desiderius […]
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”. Contemporary Examples There are dinner scenes where the nuns, dominated by Sister Aloysius, drink their milk and eat in silence. We Miserable Catholics Frank McCourt December 18, 2008 Will Sister Aloysius ever allow herself to be caught up in the winds of change? We […]
a high mountain. American Labor Party. a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4810 meters). Contemporary Examples When the alp was taken over by the communists, it broke away and helped form the Liberal Party. The Jewish Daily […]
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