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No others were able to effect this, the headmost British ships anticipating them in the gap.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
When he drew near the headmost vessel, he began to utter an earnest address, accompanied with violent gesticulation.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
On came the headmost ship with the Dolphin hand over hand, the flag of France flaunting proudly at her peak.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
We now clearly ascertained that the two headmost ships were frigates and the rest merchantmen.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
Though he endeavoured to near them, he intended not to make any attack until the Defiance had got abreast of the headmost.
HOW BRITANNIA CAME TO RULE THE WAVESW.H.G. KINGSTON
One of the outer ships, the Hannibal, tried to pass inside the headmost of the French, not realizing that the latter had moved.
TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERSA. T. MAHAN
Not till one in the afternoon did the headmost Spaniards reach the straits, and there they had to await their companions.
TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERSA. T. MAHAN
The three headmost canoes were paddled by elderly men, who, most probably, had been selected to open the communication.
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEAJOHN FRANKLIN
With all sail set to stem the current, they approached the batteries, which immediately opened fire on the headmost vessels.
THE THREE LIEUTENANTSW.H.G. KINGSTON
Weak as I was, I stood up to the headmost; and this appeared to have quelled him, for he instantly threw down his arms.
THE CRUISE OF THE MIDGE (VOL. I OF 2)MICHAEL SCOTT

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