TACK


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TACKTransit Authority of Central Kentucky
TACKTubulin-Associated Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase (neurochemistry)
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Still the Ghost tore along, till the boat dwindled to a speck, when Wolf Larsen's voice rang out in command and he went about on the starboard tack.
I was not a hundred yards from her when the wind came again in a clap; she filled on the port tack and was off again, stooping and skimming like a swallow.
We must tack within three arrow flights, or we may find a rock through our timbers.
"I fear that we can scarce bide upon this tack," cried Hawtayne; "and yet the other will drive us on the rocks."
And as we laid out on the next tack to wind-ward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
We in the salmon boat, sailing close on the wind, tacked about and crossed the ship's bow.
He never went to sleep without spreadin' a box of tacks on the floor, and when it wasn't them it was crumpled newspapers.
She stole a glance at Martin, who was busy putting the boat about on the other tack, and she could have hated him for having made her do an immodest and shameful thing.
However, the vessel and the swimmer insensibly neared one another, and in one of its tacks the tartan bore down within a quarter of a mile of him.
Dantes, though almost sure as to what course the vessel would take, had yet watched it anxiously until it tacked and stood towards him.
will you get down to brass tacks and strike a trial balance?
Here, however, she thought she might have launched forth with safety; and the sagacious reader will not perhaps accuse her of want of sufficient forecast in so doing, but will rather admire with what wonderful celerity she tacked about, when she found herself steering a wrong course.