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Yaw \Yaw\ (y[add]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yawed (y[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Yawing.] [Cf. Yew, v. i.] To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.


vb. (en-past of: yaw)

Usage examples of "yawed".

The vessel yawed violently before she came to balance and resumed a measured descent.

The vessel had yawed after it touched the ground, throwing the programmed plasma bolts wild.

The featherboat yawed uneasily as Ricimer brought her bow onto a new heading.

To stir them up the sloop yawed and sent her broadside skipping among them - with some effect, to judge by a distant howl.

Already the eighty-gun flagship had yawed to fire one broadside at no unlikely distance.

The Sophie yawed forty-five degrees off her course, presenting quarter of her starboard side to the galley, which instantly sent another eighteen-pound ball into it amidships, just above the water-line, its deep resonant impact surprising Stephen Maturin as he put a ligature round William Musgrave's spouting femoral artery, almost making him miss the loop But now the Sophie's guns were bearing, and the starboard broadside went off on two successive rolls: the sea beyond the galley spat up in white plumes and the Sophie's deck swirled with smoke, acrid, piercing gunpowder smoke.

Several small boats jounced and yawed at their moor­ings, the greenish copper of their bottom paint showing like a drunken maid's petticoats.

On a screen in front of him, where the capsule's periscope screen would be, aerial photographs and films of the Cape, the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba, Grand Bahama Island, Abaco, all the landmarks, rolled by… and veered off as the astronaut pitched or yawed, just as they would in actual flight.

Whatever they were, they were attached to the hull of the capsule and no doubt emanated from or were created by the capsule and were not some sort of micro-galaxy, all of which aroused his curiosity, and so he banged away and pitched and yawed and tooled around some more, the better to unravel the mystery.

The Polychrest was gathering way: the Bellone, hampered by her trailing mast, yawed strangely.

The Indefatigable yawed a trifle, backed her topsails, hoisted Stephen aboard, and plunged on.

Another, and this must have passed low over her deck, for she yawed again, and now the Lively was coming up hand over hand.

I shouted, making a grab at the spinning spokes as Etosha yawed twenty degrees off course.

He judged the deflection of the diving Rumpler, touched his port rudder bar so that his machine yawed fractionally just as though he were swinging a shotgun on a rocketing snipe, and he hooked the forefinger of his right hand under the safety bar of the Vickers and fired a short burst, a flurry of .

She lurched and yawed into a turn that brought him broadside on to the pursuing pack, and although the blue Albatros overshot, the others fell upon him one after the other, each successive attack a split second after the last.