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steer

a castrated male ox or bull; bullock
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In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
And I steered, too tired for anxiety, too tired for connected thought.
Steer round the Point into the harbour, and I'll give you a glimpse of China in twenty minutes or so."
Conseil and I rowing, we sped along quickly, and Ned steered in the straight passage that the breakers left between them.
So all that morning Jip stood in the front part of the ship, sniffing the wind and pointing the way for the Doctor to steer; while all the animals and the little boy stood round with their eyes wide open, watching the dog in wonder.
At such times it had been the custom to offer a half score of marks or a tun of ale, so this year he proclaimed that a prize of two fat steers should be given to the best bowman.
High o'er the hill the moon barque steers. The lantern lights depart.
He steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the prey of an abject funk, and would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute.
Pretty soon the fat steers took it up and began butting and horning each other.
Carthoris' improvement upon this consisted of an auxiliary device which steered the craft mechanically in the direction of the compass, and upon arrival directly over the point for which the compass was set, brought the craft to a standstill and lowered it, also automatically, to the ground.
As he steered, he kept flashing the torch on the boat compass so that he could keep headed north-east by east a quarter east.
After waiting a few minutes longer, the crew hoisted the lateen sail, and Yellow Handkerchief steered down toward the mouth of San Rafael Creek.