Four years later, in January of 1820, the ship Elizabeth set sail from New York.
Wilde set sail from Liverpool with letters of introduction from James Russell Lowell and Edward Burne-Jones.
Christopher Columbus set sail three days after this deadline.
With funding from ten private donors, the first abortion ship, Aurora, set sail for Ireland in 2001.
Then they set sail for open water, where they were assured someone would rescue them.
Here she learned that her beloved Amazan had just set sail for Albion.
We'll stay here until we get another craft to set sail in, and no longer.
Now a word or two passed as to whether we should step the mast and set sail at once, but it seemed safer not to do so.
Next day the Ida, with Phillips on board, set sail for England.
On the following morning they embarked, and set sail for the appointed place of meeting.
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.