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To dry or dry up
To dry up
To dub a fly
To dub out
To dust one's jacket
To dwell in
To dwell on
To dye in grain
To dye in the grain
To dye in the wool
To dyst one's jacket
to each one
To ease a ship
To ease away
To ease off
To eat
To eat dirt
To eat heartily
To eat humble pie
To eat in
To eat of
To eat one's words
To eat out
To eat the wind out of a vessel
To eat to windward
To edge away
To edge down
To edge in
To edge in with
To elbow one's way

To ease the helm definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ease Ease, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Eased; p. pr. & vb. n. Easing.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See Ease, n.] 1. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind. Eased [from] the putting off These troublesome disguises which we wear. --Milton. Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load. --Dryden. 2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate. My couch shall ease my complaint. --Job vii. 13. 3. To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery. 4. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To ease off, To ease away (Naut.), to slacken a rope gradually. To ease a ship (Naut.), to put the helm hard, or regulate the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled. To ease the helm (Naut.), to put the helm more nearly amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain on the wheel rope. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Syn: To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize; assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Helm Helm, n. [OE. helme, AS. helma rudder; akin to D. & G. helm, Icel. hj[=a]lm, and perh. to E. helve.] 1. (Naut.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone. 2. The place or office of direction or administration. ``The helm of the Commonwealth.'' --Melmoth. 3. One at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director. The helms o' the State, who care for you like fathers. --Shak. 4. [Cf. Helve.] A helve. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Helm amidships, when the tiller, rudder, and keel are in the same plane. Helm aport, when the tiller is borne over to the port side of the ship. Helm astarboard, when the tiller is borne to the starboard side. Helm alee, Helm aweather, when the tiller is borne over to the lee or to the weather side. Helm hard alee or hard aport, hard astarboard, etc., when the tiller is borne over to the extreme limit. Helm port, the round hole in a vessel's counter through which the rudderstock passes. Helm down, helm alee. Helm up, helm aweather. To ease the helm, to let the tiller come more amidships, so as to lessen the strain on the rudder. To feel the helm, to obey it. To right the helm, to put it amidships. To shift the helm, to bear the tiller over to the corresponding position on the opposite side of the vessel. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.




 


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