It was an idyllic place, where we did a lot of sailing and swimming.
Indeed, not all Palin-backed candidates are sailing to victory.
In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
sailing through the storm had been an extraordinary and empowering adventure.
Finally, he suggests “sailing NATO maritime forces into the Black Sea and setting up contingency plans for their use.”
Demetrios, we could see, sailing his boat alone, had his hands full.
It rained, I remember, all that day, but the next was bright and clear for our sailing.
A memorable event in James I's reign was the sailing of the Mayflower.
This evening, Signore; it will be fine for sailing this evening.
The king sent them all to the block, and would not delay his sailing for a moment.
Old English segl "sail, veil, curtain," from Proto-Germanic *seglom (cf. Old Saxon, Swedish segel, Old Norse segl, Old Frisian seil, Dutch zeil, Old High German segal, German Segel), of obscure origin with no known cognates outside Germanic (Irish seol, Welsh hwyl "sail" are Germanic loan-words). In some sources (Klein, OED) referred to PIE root *sek- "to cut," as if meaning "a cut piece of cloth." To take the wind out of (someone's) sails (1888) is to deprive (someone) of the means of progress, especially by sudden and unexpected action, "as by one vessel sailing between the wind and another vessel," ["The Encyclopaedic Dictionary," 1888].
Old English segilan "travel on water in a ship; equip with a sail," from the same Germanic source as sail (n.); cognate with Old Norse sigla, Middle Dutch seghelen, Dutch zeilen, Middle Low German segelen, German segeln. Meaning "to set out on a sea voyage, leave port" is from c.1200. Related: Sailed; sailing.