The ship is on the off-shore tack
and the wind may fail us.
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.
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.
The curtain at the window had been pulled by a heavy hand and hung by one tack
, dangling to and fro in the draft through the cracks at the sash.
It is well enough on this tack
, but I would have you tell me what I am to do on the other.
The natives did not at all understand the reason of our tacking, and, instead of meeting us at each tack
, vainly strove to follow us in our zigzag course.
Running off before the wind with everything to starboard, he came about, and returned close-hauled on the port tack
She was on the starboard tack
, and on the left hand, under the arched foot of the foresail, I could see the sunset still quite bright.
will you get down to brass tacks
and strike a trial balance?
His gun is lavishly decorated with brass tacks
and vermilion, and provided with a fringed cover, occasionally of buckskin, ornamented here and there with a feather.
Those who knew him or trafficked with him said that when it came to brass tacks
he was Danny-on-the-Spot.