Definition of Sheered
1. Verb. (past of sheer) ¹
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Definition of Sheered
1. sheer [v] - See also: sheer
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Literary usage of Sheered
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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1866)
"Hardly had the Kearsarge come round, before the Alabama sheered, presented her ... Accordingly, I ordered the Kearsarge sheered, and opened on the Alabama. ..."
2. Contemporary Memoirs of Russia, from the Year 1727-1744 by Cristof Hermann Manstein (1856)
"the Russians having returned it with the same vivacity, and damaged one of the galleys, they sheered off. On the 7th the army moved up to ..."
3. Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones: A Captain in the Navy by John Henry Sherburne (1825)
"... but being repulsed, he sheered oft"; upon which I backed our topsails, in order to get square with him again, which, as soon as he observed, ..."
4. Oriental campaigns and European furloughs: the autobiography of a veteran of by Edwin Maude (1908)
"... rebels were in great force— Entrenched ourselves — Enemy sheered off— Reinforced from Mhow, including my regiment—Join Field Force under General Michel, ..."
5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The probabilities are against the supposition that the bark sheered. "That she voluntarily and unnecessarily sheered," says Mr. Justice Swayne, ..."
6. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"Having sheered the garboard landings, the others are dealt with in a similar ... Having sheered in the lower strakes, those on the side are dealt with in a ..."
7. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States by Stephen Keyes Williams, Edwin Burritt Smith, Ernest Hitchcock (1884)
"The probabilities are against the supposition that the bark sheered. "That she voluntarily and unnecessarily sheered," says Mr. ..."