In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
It was an idyllic place, where we did a lot of sailing and swimming.
He escorts her to masquerade parties, takes her sailing on his yacht, force-feeds her oysters.
sailing through the storm had been an extraordinary and empowering adventure.
There are all manner of tour options based in the capital city of Reykjavik, from jeep excursions to sailing trips.
Demetrios, we could see, sailing his boat alone, had his hands full.
The time fixed for the sailing of the “Crusader” was drawing on.
A memorable event in James I's reign was the sailing of the Mayflower.
I ain't fit to command in the waters where you are sailing, Polly dear.
The king sent them all to the block, and would not delay his sailing for a moment.
Old English segl "sail, veil, curtain," from Proto-Germanic *seglom (cf. Old Saxon, Swedish segel, Old Norse segl, Old Frisian seil, Dutch zeil, Old High German segal, German Segel), of obscure origin with no known cognates outside Germanic (Irish seol, Welsh hwyl "sail" are Germanic loan-words). In some sources (Klein, OED) referred to PIE root *sek- "to cut," as if meaning "a cut piece of cloth." To take the wind out of (someone's) sails (1888) is to deprive (someone) of the means of progress, especially by sudden and unexpected action, "as by one vessel sailing between the wind and another vessel," ["The Encyclopaedic Dictionary," 1888].
Old English segilan "travel on water in a ship; equip with a sail," from the same Germanic source as sail (n.); cognate with Old Norse sigla, Middle Dutch seghelen, Dutch zeilen, Middle Low German segelen, German segeln. Meaning "to set out on a sea voyage, leave port" is from c.1200. Related: Sailed; sailing.