a rounded hill scrambling - between simple hill walking and actual rock climbing where the use of hand-holds are necessary to make progress over a slope of rocks, boulders and/or scree scree - rock detritus from a crag covering the slopes below said crag scree-running - to run down a slope of scree sgor/sgorr - a sharp, rocky hill or rocky peak sgur/sgurr - a sharp, rocky hill or rocky peak slab - a flat area of rock spindrift - light powder snow blown by the wind stac - a steep, conical hill stack - a free-standing pinnacle of rock stob - a pointed hill stravaig - if you embarked upon 'a stravaig' you'd have a wander through glens and over hills with no set purpose other than to enjoy the walking and take things as they come stuc/stuchd - a little hill jutting out from a larger hill, or a peak, or a cliff, as in An Stuc summit - the highest point of a mountain or hill, the top
To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of steam or other power
A sheet of canvas, framework of slats, or other structure, spread to catch the wind
Originaly a lage expanse of cloth used to wind power vessels The term is now used for both the multi kilometer wide photon capturing "Solar Sails" and more recently the Dickerson Field when used by Dickerson effect Drives
To move smoothly through the air; to glide through the air without apparent exertion, as a bird
If you sail a boat or if a boat sails, it moves across water using its sails. I shall get myself a little boat and sail her around the world For nearly two hundred miles she sailed on, her sails hard with ice
a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water; as, they sailed from London to Canton
traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
You may hoist sail Cut your stick, be off Maria saucily says to Viola, dressed in man's apparel- Will you hoist sail, sir? Here lies your way - Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, i 5 To set sail To start on a voyage To strike sail (See Strike )
A type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside guns to bear
A sail that is believed to have been used by the Vikings on their ships. It was formed like a wing and square-rigged, and was up to 24x4 meters in size. The sail was swung from one side to the other to keep to aid in steering
If you say that a task was not all plain sailing, you mean that it was not very easy. Pregnancy wasn't all plain sailing and once again there were problems. or yachting Sport or pastime of racing or cruising a sailboat or yacht. A modern yacht (from a Dutch word meaning "ship for chasing") is a sailboat used for racing. In the 17th century Dutch royalty sailed early yachts for pleasure; Charles II brought the sport to England. Organized yacht racing on the Thames began in the mid-18th century. In North America yachting began with the Dutch in New York in the 17th century. The first U.S. yacht clubs were founded in the mid-19th century. Sailboat races are held over two kinds of courses, point-to-point and closed. Yacht racing has been part of the Olympic Games since 1900. The America's Cup is the preeminent prize in yachting
Sails are produced by shipwrights and may be purchased at most shipyards They are sewn by hand from flax canvas or reinforced linen There are two major sail designs employed, the Square Rig and Venyn-Rig These are described under their own headings
[ sA(&)l, as last element ] (noun.) before 12th century. Old English seġel, from Proto-Germanic *seglan (compare Dutch zeil, German Segel, Danish sejl), from pre-Germanic/Celtic sek-lo (compare Welsh hwyl, Irish séol), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- 'to cut'. More at saw.
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