On the 14th, in the night, they were launched, and moored at the sterns of the men-of-war.
The anchor is cast from the prow; the sterns are grounded on the beach.
What was worse, they were Low Heath boats, and bore the name of Jorrocks on their sterns.
A few went across other people's bows and sterns, but not too near to worry.
The sterns are remarkably high—fifteen or eighteen feet above the water.
No matter how earnestly I lifted their bows, their sterns always dragged.
I counted from the steamer 164 of them, with their sterns towards us.
We got a few "books" uptown, and Mamie banged a satchel at Sterns.
The hounds in a frenzy threw up their sterns, and all plunged headlong into it.
At last I was able to stretch out my hand to the snow-shoe which lay across the sterns.