Christopher Columbus set sail three days after this deadline.
Then they set sail for open water, where they were assured someone would rescue them.
Four years later, in January of 1820, the ship Elizabeth set sail from New York.
Political and humanitarian groups are now organizing a new flotilla to set sail in the coming weeks.
He was 56 when he set sail in 1967 and wandered the high seas, getting kicked out of foreign ports.
Here she learned that her beloved Amazan had just set sail for Albion.
This proposal being accepted, they set sail, but each in his own ship.
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.
They set sail for the Mauritius, and arrived on the 5th of September.
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.