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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOOD DOWN

Tresco stood down, and the Prospector was placed in the box.

Arriving at the ship, we braced full and stood down the channel.

At that Greeba stood down, and other witnesses followed her.

We stood down off the parapet, and the Englishmen took our places.

The general opinion was that Blyth had acquitted himself well, and he was cheered by the public as he stood down.

Round went the men at the capstan, the merry pipe sounding, and under all sail the Dragon stood down Channel.

A breeze springing up, all sail was made, and the Cleopatra stood down Channel.

In this manner we stood down between the two French brigs, with top-gallant-sails furled and the courses in the brails.

Once more the anchor was hove up, and with a fair breeze we ran past the Nore, and stood down Channel under all sail.

As we stood down the coast we touched at another Portuguese settlement, that of Inhambane.