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COASTSCoastal Ocean Advanced Science and Technology Study
COASTSCorporate Assessment and Standard Tracking System (business technology)
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I boarded her once at midnight somewhere off the Patagonian coast, and drank good flip down in the forecastle.
Mean while the Adversary of God and Man, SATAN with thoughts inflam'd of highest design, Puts on swift wings, and toward the Gates of Hell Explores his solitary flight; som times He scours the right hand coast, som times the left, Now shaves with level wing the Deep, then soares Up to the fiery concave touring high.
Having fixed upon this, I hired a little bark to Jubo, a place about forty leagues distant from Pate, on board which I put some provisions, together with my sacerdotal vestments, and all that was necessary for saying mass: in this vessel we reached the coast, which we found inhabited by several nations: each nation is subject to its own king; these petty monarchies are so numerous, that I counted at least ten in less than four leagues.
Nine days after leaving the Charente, pale with fatigue and vexation, Milady saw only the blue coasts of Finisterre appear.
They are great sailors, and are in the habit of giving escorts to any one who reaches their coasts.
Another, so long ago as when the famous Captain Smith visited these coasts, had seen it blazing far at sea, and had felt no rest in all the intervening years till now that he took up the search.
The reality is very different; bold rock-bound coasts, with the surf beating high against the lofty cliffs, and broken here and there into deep inlets, which open to the view thickly-wooded valleys, separated by the spurs of mountains clothed with tufted grass, and sweeping down towards the sea from an elevated and furrowed interior, form the principal features of these islands.
Some Picard seamen who were fishing on the coasts of France or Holland, and who have been thrown upon ours by a gale of wind.
When Mackenzie some years subsequently published an account of his expeditions, he suggested the policy of opening an intercourse between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and forming regular establishments through the interior and at both extremes, as well as along the coasts and islands.
From Gibraltar, running along the coasts of Spain and France, Marseilles will be reached in three days.
It little deserved that designation, with its dry and parched coasts.
Their angular, capricious, and deeply indented coasts are rich in gulfs and peninsulas.