press of sail in a sentence
- At this the French abandoned their attack, turned, and fled under a press of sail.
- He tried to sail in but the strong currents prevented it, even under a full press of sails.
- The two vessels immediately weighed and, under a heavy press of sail made every endeavour to beat south but the shoals forced them to stand so far out that it took them many hours.
- Later the wind came round to the southward and freshened to a gale . " Wolverines " bow was hove around with difficulty and by using a heavy press of sail she was dragged through the mud into 11 feet of water.
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