Definition of Clewing

1. Verb. (present participle of clew) ¹



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Definition of Clewing

1. clew [v] - See also: clew

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clewing

cleverer
cleverest
cleverish
cleverishness
cleverly
cleverness
clevernesses
cleves
clevis
clevis pin
clevises
clew
clew-garnet
clew-garnets
clewed
clewing (current term)
clewless
clewline
clewlines
clews
cley
cleystaff
clianthus
cliche
cliche'
cliched
clicheed
cliches
cliché-ridden
cliché-verre

Literary usage of Clewing

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1. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the by Roald Amundsen (1913)
"A whole suit of sails was completely worn out on this voyage ; but what can one expect when the ship is being worked every single day, with clewing up, ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"If the yard binds in clewing down, ease off the lee sheet. If not possible to get the topsail aback, clew down and haul np the weather clew-June. ..."

3. From Sail to Steam: Recollections of Naval Life by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1907)
"Of these, one which ran contrary to current standards was in favor of clewing up a course or topsail to leeward, in blowing weather. ..."

4. Parochial Self-government in Rural Districts: Argument and Plan by Henry C. Stephens (1893)
"clewing THOS. BISHOP [Overseers of the Poor. WM. HILL J And fourteen Inhabitants. At a vestry held the 15th day of November, 1769, in and for the parish of ..."

5. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"TO SHORTEN SAIL, (Ship under all plain sail by the wind.) Preparatory signal will be hoisted ten (10) minutes before clewing up. ..."

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