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Strake  v.  obs. Imp. of Strike.

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"Strake" Quotes from Famous Books

... Heroun, Upon Fawdoun as he was looking down, A subtil stroke upward him took that tide, Under the cheeks the grounden sword gart[1] glide, By the mail good, both halse[2] and his craig-bane[3] In sunder strake; thus ended that chieftain, To ground he fell, feil[4] folk about him throng, 'Treason,' they cried, 'traitors are us among.' Kerlie, with that, fled out soon at a side, His fellow Steven then thought no time to bide. The fray was ...
— Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete • George Gilfillan

... mind the weather," said a flat bass voice below; "it's this confounded cargo that's breaking my heart. I'm the garboard-strake, and I'm twice as thick as most of the others, and I ought to ...
— The Day's Work, Volume 1 • Rudyard Kipling

... The bride she drew a long bodkin Frae out her gay head-gear, And strake Fair Annet unto the heart, That word spak ...
— Ballads of Romance and Chivalry - Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - First Series • Frank Sidgwick

... that most hideous snake 305 Enwrapped round, oft faining to retire And oft him to assaile, he fiercely strake Whereas his temples did his creast front tyre*; And, for he was but slowe, did slowth off shake, And, gazing ghastly on, (for feare and yre 310 Had blent** so much his sense, that lesse he feard,)— Yet, ...
— The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5 • Edmund Spenser

Words linked to "Strake" :   garboard plank, vessel, gunnel, gun rest, lap-strake, garboard strake, wale, plank, garboard

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