1. sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
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How To Use fore-and-after In A Sentence

  • A seaplane drifted overhead, taking photographs for before-and-after images to determine how the atoll's topography had changed. THE X FILES 3: GROUND ZERO
  • Ordinarily, scientists gauge environmental impacts by comparing before-and-after data on species in a region invaded by an alien.
  • They pass an iceberg or a derelict, some contour of tropical shore, a fishing fleet, or an old fore-and-after, and the steamer is a stifling modern metropolis after that -- galley and stoke-hole its slums. Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation
  • Next, she had to supply a CV and a portfolio of work containing before-and-after pictures of various nail techniques.
  • And I found the doctor busy with the plague at Bay Saint Billy, himself quartered aboard the _Greased Lightning_, a fore-and-after which he had chartered for the season: to whom I lied diligently and without shame concerning my sister's condition, and with such happy effect that we put to sea in the brewing of the great gale of that year, with our topsail and tommy-dancer spread to a sousing breeze. Doctor Luke of the Labrador
  • We see how helicopters were used, how scenes were composed, and the before-and-after dissolves of scenes.
  • There can be no doubt that the lateen sail, which goes back at least to the early Egyptians, had the germ of a fore-and-after in it. All Afloat A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
  • The flag was of black bunting tied with string to a fore-and-after which had evidently been taken off a finished-up sledge. The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913
  • Before-and-after analyses of the footbath by the Medical Toxicology Unit, New Cross, confirmed that the brown stuff that appears in the bathwater is iron-based, and that the bathwater showed no sign of urea or creatinine (the smallest organic molecules excreted by the body via urine and sweat - "call them 'toxins', if you like") that you'd expect if any dialysis were happening. Dodgy detox
  • And so, although the light-winged craft that was following the ship sailed three feet to her two; yet she had such a long start, and the breeze was so fair and dead aft -- which was all in favour of a square-rigged vessel and against a fore-and-after, that sails best with the wind abeam -- that the felucca was still some five miles off when day broke and the chief mate first discovered her. Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek
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