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  • And they all began to cry out in chorus that they were betrayed, and in shrill tones and with abominable oaths bade Lawless go about-ship and bring them speedily ashore.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • "What may be the circumstance that has caused your mind to go about-ship just now?" asked Dan, stirring the fire under the robbiboo-kettle.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains 1859

  • We began to think that we should have to be about-ship, when what should we see, but the gates open to let in the governor and some other officers who had been sleeping outside the walls.

    Old Jack William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • Tom, who had been looking through his telescope; "to my mind we ought then to be about-ship, and find our way to where we left our horses, or we shall be getting into a scrape."

    The Three Commanders William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • -- Wrought with Mr.L. from ten to three, then took the pony carriage, with the purpose of going to Chiefswood, but a heavy squall came on with snow, so we put about-ship and returned.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford Walter Scott 1801

  • Accordingly we went about-ship, got our larboard tacks on board, set the top-gallant sails, and crowded for the bay of All Saints, where we came to an anchor early in the morning, just out of gunshot of the forts; we furled our sails with rope-yarns, that we might haul home the sheets without going up to loose them, and, lowering our main and fore-yards, looked just as if we had lain there a good while.

    The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton Daniel Defoe 1696

  • "Now, if that su'thin 'had kep' quiet, I do believe that I'd have gone about-ship an 'showed her my heels, but that su'thin', whatever it was, set up my dander.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains 1859


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