The Waif was no poppycock yacht, built to dodge about the Solent and run for Cowes if the wind blew a capful.
At an early period of his existence he broke a capful of eggs.
If we only had but a capful of wind,” said the captain to the first lieutenant, “but I see no appearance of it.
Whenever there is a capful of wind, and the water is a bit rough, I am sick as a dog.
We should have left Whitestone right away, but the wind had died out and there wasn't a capful of air stirring.
Did you ever see so many halyards snap in your life, and in just a capful of wind?
Counter-jumpers and land-lubbers funk a capful of wind mightily.
He declared that it was a mere "capful of wind," and would be all the better for the purpose.
But the news from Orkney, Bryce, instead of croaking about a capful of wind?
The bishop thought the capful of wind was an Atlantic storm, and worried the captain by asking constantly if there was danger.