One sail is also said to becalm another when the wind is aft.
Ships are generally obliged to be towed into the harbor, in consequence of the high points which tower high, and becalm them.
An imprisoned man who asks for an Italian book to becalm his fever may be safely presumed to know that language.
becalm, and henceforth think that the peril is mine, not yours.
I am making a sail according to your lordship's plan, to becalm the hull of the ship, but want sailcloth for completing it.