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Of a sudden the wind lulled, and the Circassian righted from her careen.

"We must run for shelter there, and careen her," said Levasseur.

But my ships are foul with the long passage, and are in need of a careen.

We will careen the ship for a day or so, so as to let the carpenter and his mates get at the leak.

When we have your report, we can arrange to careen the ship, but not before.

Afterwards I helped to careen the Ships, to refit them, and to calk them.

It can't be more than a week or ten days' job, even if we careen her.

Careen the Margarita there and rectify the wrong—which he trusted was not great.

The 3d July I hove my ship down on the careen to sheath her.

However, on the arrival of the Isaac Todd, means were found to careen the vessel and repair the damage.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to turn a ship on its side" (with the keel exposed), from French cariner, literally "to expose a ship's keel," from Middle French carene "keel" (16c.), from Italian (Genoese dialect) carena, from Latin carina "keel of a ship," originally "nutshell," possibly from PIE root *kar- "hard" (see hard (adj.)).

Intransitive sense of "to lean, to tilt" is from 1763, specifically of ships; in general use by 1883. In sense "to rush headlong," confused with career (v.) since at least 1923. [To career is to move rapidly; to careen is to lurch from side to side (often while moving rapidly).] Earlier figurative uses of careen were "to be laid up; to rest." Related: Careened; careening.

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