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sailoring

[sey-ler-ing] /ˈseɪ lər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the occupation or duties of a sailor.
Origin of sailoring
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; sailor + -ing1
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  • If ye miss that, ye must be as feckless at the sailoring as I have found ye at the fighting.

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Burglary fascinates some men as sailoring fascinates some boys.

    Preface to Androcles and the Lion George Bernard Shaw
  • There ain't nothing TO sailoring, when you come to look it in the face.

    The Ebb-Tide Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
  • But you mustn't think of resigning, as you call it, just as you are beginning to get the hang of sailoring.

  • Why, the gent what hires this outfit and brings it yere had a whole lot better stick to his sailoring business!

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • Not for long; it made his head ache too much, and he changed from soldiering to sailoring.

    The Lost Middy George Manville Fenn
  • That was Kyan's sole venture, so far as sailoring was concerned, but he ran away again when he was twenty-five.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The worst luck ever happened to me was when I drifted along this coast and kept on sailoring here.

    Jack the Young Canoeman

    George Bird Grinnell
  • We're sailoring men back from a cruise to Jamaica and pretty near penniless.

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