make sail

see set sail.

Words Nearby make sail

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How to use make sail in a sentence

  • I reported the circumstance to Captain Luttrell, who ordered me at once to make sail in that direction.

    Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
  • He instantly gave orders to furl the awning, and to be ready to make sail as soon as the breeze should reach us.

    Peter the Whaler | W.H.G. Kingston
  • But their wonderings were soon set at rest by the boatswain's call of "All hands, make sail, ahoy!"

    Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
  • If the money does not arrive soon, I expect that the remaining five ships (the others are off) will soon make sail for Spezia.

    Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
  • Calmly he ordered the lieutenant to make sail and take the ship to sea, signalling to the two prizes to follow.