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Boat after boat came up and made fast astern of the dandy vessel, and soon the decks were crowded with merry groups.THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
His boat was astern, so he jumped over the counter and sculled himself straight to the Mission smack.THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
The patrol-ship was on station; she was lost far astern before she could gather speed for pursuit.ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
He had stood thus for some time, when turning round, and looking astern, the cutter was no longer to be seen.DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Then a wave would come aboard astern, rolling in and nearly filling the cockpit.THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
And presently I saw that our consort, the Dane, had slackened her speed, so that there was a mile of water between us astern.A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
But Captain Hull now turned and steered out to sea, across the bows of the Eolus, and soon had them astern again.STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
But Charlie didn't triumph, neither did he swoop; we watched carefully until we saw that Charlie was going astern!YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
Albeit did Sigvaldi, the Earl, let his ships fall astern and took he no part in the battle.THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
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