driftage

NOUN
  1. the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting
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How To Use driftage In A Sentence

  • A tidy item that — sixty to seventy thousand dollars 'worth of mule flesh; and the superintendent, over the phone, orders the moving of the mule herd to another potrero away from the line of Federal driftage. Our Adventurers in Tampico
  • Elsinore, this time due to me and my own stubbornness, is rolling in the wind and heading nowhere in a light breeze at the rate of nothing but driftage per hour. CHAPTER XLVI
  • Despite the fact that by his manoeuvre the Arangi had been hove to, he knew that windage and sea-driftage would quickly send her away from the swimming puppy. CHAPTER VI
  • The sunset fires, refracted from the cloud-driftage of the autumn sky, bathed the canyon with crimson, in which ruddy-limbed mandronos and wine-wooded manzanitas burned and smoldered. CHAPTER XVII
  • So, instead of making speed through the water toward deep sea, I hove the Elsinore to on the starboard tack with no more than leeway driftage to the west and south. CHAPTER XLVI
  • And here, at the end of it all, I pore over books of astronomy from the prison library, such as they allow condemned men to read, and learn that even the heavens are passing fluxes, vexed with star - driftage as the earth is by the drifts of men. Chapter 21
  • I tell you this vagrant fisherman, this wandering preacher, this piece of driftage from Galilee, commanded me. Chapter 17
  • Elsinore, this time due to me and my own stubbornness, is rolling in the wind and heading nowhere in a light breeze at the rate of nothing but driftage per hour. CHAPTER XLVI
  • Also they were scrubs – the dirty driftage of the fight game, without honor, without efficiency. The Mexican
  • The driftage through the Big House was decreasing. CHAPTER XVII
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