If we head back for the land we may be thrown on our beam-ends, I will say.
Crewe picked him up at Monte Carlo, when he was on his beam-ends.
The vessel had encountered bad weather; her ballast had shifted, and she lay on her beam-ends about eight miles west of St Kilda.
Hove so completely over the beam-ends that the keel is above the water.
They could see that the wreck was a small vessel on her beam-ends.
Two other vessels had been driven higher on shore, but lay on their beam-ends.
For already the men had planned, if the slightest chance offered, to try and get the masts out while she lay on her beam-ends.
Over went the schooner, till she lay helplessly on her beam-ends.
“Knocks you on to your beam-ends,” suggested Captain Bontnor.
I sprang on deck, and found that a squall had thrown the vessel on her beam-ends.