Becalm, and henceforth think that the peril is mine, not yours.
One sail is also said to becalm another when the wind is aft.
I am making a sail according to your lordship's plan, to becalm the hull of the ship, but want sailcloth for completing it.
An imprisoned man who asks for an Italian book to becalm his fever may be safely presumed to know that language.
Ships are generally ...