1 His side-fins only serve to steer by.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
2 But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
3 Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
4 He promised to rope a steer for me before sundown next day.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
5 His spine and shoulder-blades stood out like the bones under the hide of a dead steer left in the fields.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
6 'Maybe you lose a steer and learn not to make somethings with your eyes at married men,' Mrs. Shimerda told her hectoringly.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
7 He was a "floorsman" at Jones's, and a wounded steer had broken loose and mashed him against a pillar.
8 Now and then, when the bosses were not looking, you would see them plunging their feet and ankles into the steaming hot carcass of the steer, or darting across the room to the hot-water jets.
9 A time of peril on the killing beds was when a steer broke loose.
10 It was late in the afternoon when they got back, and they dressed out the remainder of the steer, and a couple of others that had been killed, and then knocked off for the day.
11 Through chequered fortunes, through many perilous ways, we steer for Latium, where destiny points us a quiet home.
12 Hither I steer; and it welcomes my weary crew to the quiet shelter of a safe haven.
13 Hither we steer wearily, and stand in to the little town.
14 But now for broad Italy hath Apollo of Grynos bidden me steer, for Italy the oracles of Lycia.
15 And he: 'Thy melancholy phantom, thine, O my father, came before me often and often, and drove me to steer to these portals.'