It was necessary to fill away, in order to close with them, and a night-signal was made to that effect.
Captain Low had now only to fill away, and make sail, on his cruise.
You accept my method as being the correct one, try it, and fail to cast your boat so as to fill away.
fill away and shoot ahead, or throw all aback and force her astern, as occasion may require.
But in less than ten minutes, and before they had made a single mile, they saw the Josephine fill away, and stand towards them.
When you approach the shore on either side, fill away till she gets sufficient headway, and put her in stays or wear her round.
Instead of obeying the order, the boatman hauled in his sheet, and the sloop began to fill away.
The men on the ship beseeched Morgan to fill away and abandon their comrades.
What could I do but fill away among the breakers and find a channel between them, now that it was day?
As soon as they were on board of the Young America, and the barge hoisted up, orders were given to fill away again.
Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
"a full supply," mid-13c., fille, from Old English fylle, from Proto-Germanic *fullin- (cf. Old High German fulli, German Fülle, Old Norse fyllr), noun of state from *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Meaning "extra material in music" is from 1934.