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verb as in fall

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The curragh has no keel, and a sneeze is rightly believed to be fatal to its equilibrium, but an old Aran woman and an Aran gander can rush in where Sir Isaac Newton might fear to tread.

You have to understand and bounce back from those challenges and stay pretty even keel by using your energy to have resilience.

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Melfi is the even keel to Tony’s volatility — a thoughtful, occasionally horrified audience surrogate.

They sense that their ship of state is no longer on an even keel.

But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.

Robert was out there under the shed, reclining in the shade against the sloping keel of the overturned boat.

To maintain the vessel on an even keel he introduced four vanes, called “hydroplanes,” for regulating the depth of descent.

The tip often forms an abrupt angle with the shaft and there is a keel on the dorsal surface of the tip (see figs. 5, 6).

Microscopic examination reveals that there is a faint keel on the dorsal surface of the tip.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keel, such as: capsize, collapse, drop, faint, founder, and overturn.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.