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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.
USD-CAD is becalmed in the lower 1.3100s after correcting from yesterday's seven-week high at 1.3226, with market participants on tenterhooks into the final day of this week's trade talks between the U.S.
Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.
There was reports of a 34ft yacht which was becalmed three miles north-west of north stack, with three people aboard.
Following their crushing stoppage time defeat at Arsenal last time out, the Foxes had, according to manager Claudio Ranieri, been "ready for the fight" but for most of the match seemed curiously becalmed as Norwich enjoyed the best openings.