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level-headedSensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.Rate it:

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stand the gaff?Can You? 'withstand the demand?, 'weather the storm?' , 'survive the environment?', 'smile the miles', 'beat the HEAT?',Rate it:

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set saildepartRate it:

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sail close to the windTo sail in a direction close to that from which the wind is blowing, but still making headwayRate it:

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sail close to the windTo behave in a manner that is on the verge of being dangerous, improper or illegalRate it:

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under sailWith sails unfurled; powered by the wind.Rate it:

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dead menThe ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.Rate it:

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bear upTo sail close to the wind.Rate it:

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beat upTo sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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angle of attackThe angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.Rate it:

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keep one's headTo remain calm, reasonable, level-headed, especially in a situation likely to cause distress.Rate it:

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Mary Celestea British-flagged Nova Scotian brigantine that crossed the Atlantic Ocean, gone through the Straits of Gibraltar, and into the Mediterranean Sea under full sail, without a crew or any occupants.Rate it:

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melon headA melon-headed whale.Rate it:

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pull inTo tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.Rate it:

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rag baggerA sailor who tends to sail on messy cruising vessels.Rate it:

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ride downTo bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a sail.Rate it:

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