Definition of Retacking
1. retack [v] - See also: retack
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Literary usage of Retacking
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Invention of Printing: A Collection of Facts and Opinions Descriptive of by Theodore Low De Vinne (1878)
"For every measure, a new stick or a retacking of the movable piece was required. The date of the introduction of the stick cannot be fixed, but it was used, ..."
2. Shores of the Mediterranean: With Sketches of Travel by Francis Schroeder (1846)
"... plunging her bows into the seas, and dashing them aside as she snorted in her efforts to catch us. Then there was tacking and retacking, reefing and ..."
3. Shores of the Mediterranean: With Sketches of Travel by Francis Schroeder (1846)
"... plun- ging,her bows into the seas, and dashing them aside as she snorted in her efforts to catch us. Then there was tacking and retacking, reefing and ..."
4. Discoveries in Asia Minor: Including a Description of the Ruins of Several by Francis Vyvyan Jago Arundell (1834)
"I mention it only as an evidence of the skilfulness of Greek sailors, who, after much manoeuvring in tacking and retacking, succeeded in recovering it. ..."
5. Tour in Austrian Lombardy, the Northern Tyrol, and Bavaria: In 1840 by John Barrow (1841)
"... the same manner as a ship gains her port, in the wind's eye, by tacking and retacking. The first part of the road is carried along' the foot of a bare ..."