Frasi con luff (in inglese)
- The wind filled the luff of the mainsail and pulled the boat hard over as it picked up speed.
- They were, says Mr Stephen, and the end was that the men of the island seeing no help was toward, as the ungrate women were all of one mind, made a wherry raft, loaded themselves and their bundles of chattels on shipboard, set all masts erect, manned the yards, sprang their luff, heaved to, spread three sheets in the wind, put her head between wind and water, weighed anchor, ported her helm, ran up the jolly Roger, gave three times three, let the bullgine run, pushed off in their bumboat and put to sea to recover the main of America.
- From each new corner, having forgotten how I got there, I can see them luffing in and out, as if behind them aren’t buildings at all but something breathing.
- Away with you! All Hands on Deck! The Sails are luffing! Should a Squall come up, we’ll surely founder! There’s Time enough to talk of Bonny later! For the nonce, we’re setting Sail again for Anegado! There’s a Fair Prize coming through the Anegado Passage and I mean to take her!.
- But, as good seldom or never comes pure and unmixed, without being attended or followed by some disturbing evil that gives a shock to it, our fortune, or perhaps the curses which the Moor had hurled at his daughter (for whatever kind of father they may come from these are always to be dreaded), brought it about that when we were now in mid-sea, and the night about three hours spent, as we were running with all sail set and oars lashed, for the favouring breeze saved us the trouble of using them, we saw by the light of the moon, which shone brilliantly, a square-rigged vessel in full sail close to us, luffing up and standing across our course, and so close that we had to strike sail to avoid running foul of her, while they too put the helm hard up to let us pass.
- Only a few days before, when the two girls were out alone in a small sailboat with Eve at the rudder, the wind had come behind the sail and the sail had luffed, swinging it crashing toward Alexandra's head.
- He unbuttons a button, luffs shirt from chest.