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01. I read an incredible book about a teenager that [sailed] a small boat around the world.
02. Over 100 [sailors] died in the Russian submarine that was trapped on the floor of the Barents Sea.
03. Do you want to go [sailing] around the San Juan Islands with me next weekend?
04. We took down the [sails] on the boat, and used the motor because there was no wind.
05. He launched his paper airplane, and it [sailed] across the room.
06. We like to watch the boats come in from the race with their beautiful [sails] shining in the setting sun.
07. The Bounty [sailed] for Tahiti on its ill-fated trip in 1787.
08. There is an Irish proverb which states that the three most beautiful sights are a potato garden in bloom, a ship under [sail], and a woman after the birth of a child.
09. Mark Twain once said that twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So [sail] away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.
10. Louisa May Alcott once remarked, "I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to [sail] my ship."
11. Christopher Columbus set [sail] for the New World on a Friday in 1492.
12. The flying snake of Malaysia is able to flatten itself out like a ribbon, and [sail] like a glider from tree to tree.
13. The Titanic [sailed] on an April day in 1912 on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
14. The little boy let go of his balloon, and then watched in amazement as it [sailed] up into the sky.
15. With about one boat for every 4 households, New Zealand's city of Auckland has earned its nickname of "City of [Sails]."
16. The crew of the ship "The Bounty" lived among the Tahitian people for five months in 1788, and it was with great sadness that they set [sail] for Jamaica at the end of their stay on the island.
17. In 1942, Allied ships [sailed] into the harbor in Malta carrying essential supplies, and saved the country from having to surrender to the Germans.
18. By around the year 815, Vikings were [sailing] up the major rivers of Europe to attack the cities of England, France and Germany.
19. In February of 1784, the first trading ship sent to China from the United States set [sail] from New York, arriving in China in August.

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  • Sail — Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sail — [sāl] n. [ME seil, sail < OE segl, akin to Ger segel, prob. ult. < IE base * sek , to cut > L secare, to cut, segmentum, segment] 1. any of the shaped sheets of canvas or other strong material spread to catch or deflect the wind, by… …   English World dictionary

  • sail — ► NOUN 1) a piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship. 2) a wind catching apparatus attached to the arm of a windmill. 3) a voyage or excursion in a sailing boat or ship. ► VERB 1) travel in a sailing boat… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sail 8 — was an attempt at sailing protesters from Cherbourg in Northern France to Edinburgh in Scotland, as part of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign. Taking place on 3 July 2005, the day after Live 8, the event was intended to be another aspect of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sail — Sail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sailing}.] [AS. segelian, seglian. See {Sail}, n.] 1. To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sail — Sail, v. t. 1. To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force. [1913 Webster] A thousand ships were manned to sail the sea. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To fly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sail — [v] travel through water, air; glide boat, captain, cast anchor, cast off, cross, cruise, dart, drift, embark, flit, float, fly, get under way*, leave, make headway, motor, move, navigate, pilot, put to sea*, reach, run, scud, set sail, shoot,… …   New thesaurus

  • sail — |a í| s. m. Óleo de peixe.   ‣ Etimologia: alteração de saim …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • sail — vb float, skim, scud, shoot, dart, *fly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sail — sail, to put to sea; to begin a voyage To get ship under way in complete readiness for voyage, with purpose of proceeding without further delay …   Black's law dictionary

  • sail|er — «SAY luhr», noun. 1. a ship with reference to its sailing power: »the best sailer in the fleet, a fast sailer. 2. a sailing vessel …   Useful english dictionary