If we head back for the land we may be thrown on our beam-ends, I will say.
Why, sir, just to report one flag struck, and a commander-in-chief on his beam-ends.
The vessel had encountered bad weather; her ballast had shifted, and she lay on her beam-ends about eight miles west of St Kilda.
Crewe picked him up at Monte Carlo, when he was on his beam-ends.
They could see that the wreck was a small vessel on her beam-ends.
Hove so completely over the beam-ends that the keel is above the water.
For already the men had planned, if the slightest chance offered, to try and get the masts out while she lay on her beam-ends.
Two other vessels had been driven higher on shore, but lay on their beam-ends.
“Knocks you on to your beam-ends,” suggested Captain Bontnor.
Over went the schooner, till she lay helplessly on her beam-ends.