These warm Trade Winds, at least, that in the clear heavens blow straight on, in strong and steadfast, vigorous mildness; and veer
not from their mark, however the baser currents of the sea may turn and tack, and mightiest Mississippies of the land swift and swerve about, uncertain where to go at last.
His tendency to veer
about from one subject to another; his habit of keeping his tongue perpetually going, so long as there was anybody, no matter whom, within reach of the sound of his voice; his comical want of all dignity and reserve with his servants, promised, in appearance, much, and performed in reality nothing.
Scarcely had he spoken when he saw the stag veer
about and fix its glances rigidly on the bushes to the left side of the glade.
Reversal of the Situation is a change by which the action veers
round to its opposite, subject always to our rule of probability or necessity.
My well-remembered experience has convinced me that, in that corner of the ocean, once the wind has got to the northward of west (as it did on the 20th, taking the British fleet aback), appearances of westerly weather go for nothing, and that it is infinitely more likely to veer
right round to the east than to shift back again.
The hours struck clear in the cabin; the nosing bows slapped and scuffled with the seas; the fo'c'sle stovepipe hissed and sputtered as the spray caught it; and the boys slept on, while Disko, Long Jack, Tom Plait, and Uncle Salters, each in turn, stumped aft to look at the wheel, forward to see that the anchor held, or to veer
out a little more cable against chafing, with a glance at the dim anchor-light between each round.
Then, after tea, the wind veers
round, and you have to pull hard in its teeth all the way home.
so far from time and place that, although most of them related to our country and epoch, I could not imagine anything approximate from them; and Hawthorne himself seemed a remote and impalpable agency, rather than a person whom one might actually meet, as not long afterward happened with me.
He saw the great cat veer
in his charge as though to elude the naked savage rushing to meet him, as it was evidently Sheeta's intention to make good his kill before attempting to protect it from Tarzan.
She didn't veer
to the north or anywhere else, but bore down on us rapidly.
A dozen paces straight through the underbrush, then a sharp turn at right angles for no apparent reason, only to veer
again suddenly in a new direction
Urged on by its mother, the dying calf made spasmodic efforts to swim that were futile and caused it to veer
and wallow from side to side.