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becalmed

(of a sailing boat or ship) motionless through lack of wind
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I must confess, considering we were becalmed, and the current set strong towards the shore, I liked it the worse; however, I bade them not be afraid, but bring the ship to an anchor as soon as we came so near as to know that we must engage them.
But a great ship, the San Philip, came between him and the wind "and coming towards him, becalmed his sails in such sort, as the ship could neither make way, nor feel the helm: so huge and high-carged* was the Spanish ship.
At dawn after the battle, we lay becalmed to the east of the Isle of Canna or between that and Isle Eriska in the chain of the Long Island.
Who's that been dropping an anchor overboard --we don't budge an inch --we're becalmed. Halloo, here's grass growing in the boat's bottom --and by the Lord, the mast there's budding.
In this predicament, Captain Sublette found them, in a manner becalmed, or rather run aground, at the little frontier town of Independence, in Missouri, and kindly took them in tow.
There was a big French bark, the TOULON, becalmed off the atoll, which the islanders boarded after a sharp tussle and wrecked in the Lipau Passage, the captain and a handful of sailors escaping in the longboat.
-- We doubled the south-west extremity of Albemarle Island, and the next day were nearly becalmed between it and Narborough Island.
Now off Egypt, about as far as a ship can sail in a day with a good stiff breeze behind her, there is an island called Pharos--it has a good harbour from which vessels can get out into open sea when they have taken in water--and here the gods becalmed me twenty days without so much as a breath of fair wind to help me forward.
Here we must salute the patience of Martin salute the patience of Martin Keown for talking Pearce down Keown for talking Pearce down From The ledge like Ben Stiller From The ledge like Ben Stiller trying to becalm the twitching trying to becalm the twitching homicidal hitchhiker in There's homicidal hitchhiker in There's Something About Mary.
The Prime Minister instructed Dyikanbayev to becalm the population and journalists of the country as the issue had been solved.
Australia did their best to becalm him in the afternoon, with defensives fields and lines but even after his third-wicket partner Alastair Cook (148) was gone, Pietersen ploughed on.
A LIVERPOOL boat builder is plotting a course to success -but revealed that a skills shortage could becalm expansion plans.