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The corvette stood on the opposite tack until well abaft the beam.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
Their leading ship a little abaft our lee-beam, distant one league.
THE TWO ADMIRALSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
After that Tom led the way to the cook's galley, a mere closet of a place just abaft the foremast.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
A little abaft her beam a tugboat was blowing one long and two short, indicating her tow.
Christy gave his mother and sister places on the sofa abaft of the wheel, and then looked into the position of the steamer.
Two huge coils of stout and dingy warp lay just abaft the mainmast, and summed up the weather-beaten aspect of the little ship.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Directly abaft the capstan was the fore-hatch, over which lay the path of those who walked around at the bars.
DOWN THE RHINEOLIVER OPTIC
It was situated immediately abaft the dining-saloon, from which access to it was gained.
The mighty Hymir drew, he alone, two whales up with his hook; but at the stern abaft Veor cunningly made him a line.
There were no deck lamps; the two skylights diffused but a sickly radiance, and I was abaft the side-lights.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS

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