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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of yaw.


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  • "yawed" about more than ever; but she took in no more spray over her bow.

    The Coming Wave The Hidden Treasure of High Rock

  • Help him as much as you can, and make him help "β€” he stopped and ran the spokes to starboard as a tremendous billow rose under the stern and yawed the schooner to port β€”" and make him help himself for the rest.

    Chris Farrington, Able Seaman

  • At the last moment, the Tzenkethi vessel slammed to a halt, then yawed on its axis.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • The man clasped his hands behind his back, yawed to the right and to the left like a metronome.


  • Each time we screeched, pitched, yawed, and lunged all the way out and back.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Slim yawed "Heigh-ho" and started down the path to the river.

    β€œIt was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • She yawed involuntarily, she fought to recover, she rolled, and her board shot from under her directly into Albertine's path.

    Albertine Takes A Tumble

  • You had turned backward to say something to me, but I saw what was happening and when I called to you, you turned around, turned forward I mean, and you saw what was about to happen, so you yawed to the left, trying to avoid it.

    Albertine Takes A Tumble

  • Sedna pitched and yawed ceaselessly in the rough seas.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • The horizon itself seemed to rise and fall, and the stars appeared to dance in the sky as the ship rolled and pitched and yawed in a running sea.

    Champlain's Dream


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