Gale said to me, 'I won't take the responsibility on myself any longer; I must have a physician from Edinburgh.'
Gale. Exhausted as she was, she instantly lifted her hand and signed to him to leave her.
At night it blew a gale of wind, and heavy squalls from the mountains swept past us.
The atmosphere, likewise, in this climate, where gale succeeds gale, with rain, hail, and sleet, seems blacker than anywhere else.
They had trapped nothing, and seen no trace of game since they had left the village; their food would not hold out for another week, and there was a gale coming.
The gale broke with a shriek of wind like the shriek of a train, and for three days and three nights it held, never varying one point, and never lulling even for a minute.
One single gale
such as now befriends us - let such a tempest whirl forward a balloon for four or five days(these gales
often last longer) and the voyager will be easily borne, in that period, from coast to coast.
It relieved him as though that man had, by simply coming on deck, taken most of the gale
's weight upon his shoulders.
We had a strong gale
for a considerable time, and eventually dropped Hooja's fleet so far astern that we could no longer discern them.
It was a very anxious case, too, the land being made suddenly, close-to, on a wrong bearing, in thick weather, and during a fresh onshore gale
. Going below to speak to him soon after, I was unlucky enough to catch my captain in the very act of hasty cork-drawing.
Of modern standers-of-mast-heads we have but a lifeless set; mere stone, iron, and bronze men; who, though well capable of facing out a stiff gale
, are still entirely incompetent to the business of singing out upon discovering any strange sight.
One or two stiff gales
and the springing of a leak are accidents which experienced navigators scarcely remember to record, and I shall be well content if nothing worse happen to us during our voyage.