Phrases with "helm"

Thomas Hardy It seems as if I had been hailed by some venerable hoary prophet, and had turned away, put the helm hard up, and wouldn’t hear. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

For no sooner did they emerge again into open view, than the rocky avalanche thundered on their heads with a fury against which steel helm and cuirass were as little defence as gossamer. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

In their hands they bare their keen-edged swords, the which cleft there many a helm and lordly shield. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

But if I live I mean to put the helm down. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same instant I put the helm hard down and flew off at an angle. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

The vessel lay almost on her beam ends, with her helm up, stripped even of the sails which had been furled upon the yards. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

William Morris And they made a lane for us up to the west door; then I put on my helm and we began to go up the nave, then suddenly the singing of the monks and all stopped. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

He said rapidly to him: “Stand by to spin that helm up at the first word. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Victor Hugo The helm and the man they had but just secured to it had passed with the wave into the hissing turmoil of the hurricane. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling She seemed to answer her helm — sometimes. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Then to his head his glitt’ring helm he tied, And girt his faithful fauchion to his side. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

A trusty coat of mail to me he sent, Thrice chain’d with gold, for use and ornament; The helm of Pyrrhus added to the rest, That flourish’d with a plume and waving crest. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Folker and Hagen and Ortwin, too, dimmed in the battle the gleam of many a helm with flowing blood, these storm-bold men. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I see he beareth his helm at the saddle-bow. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Charles Kingsley The Englishman’s helm went up, his yards creaked round, and gathering way, he plunged upon the larboard galley. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

More than that; there was the sinister figure of a Dr. Errington crouching close at hand, ready to seize the helm and make straight — who could doubt it? — for the rocks. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

The fiery Turnus flew before the rest: A piebald steed of Thracian strain he press’d; His helm of massy gold, and crimson was his crest. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The helm was hard up, the after yards shaking, and the ship in the act of wearing. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Victor Hugo I’ve seen your equal off Cape Machichaco.” And when secured he clutched the helm with that strange hilarity which danger awakens. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Many a riven shield and battered helm the unharmed warriors brought to Gunther’s land. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Then he took the helm and quickly kissed it. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

William Morris But I felt weaker than a maid, And my brain, dizzied and afraid, Within my helm a fierce tune play’d, Hah! hah! la belle jaune giroflée. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

H. Rider Haggard Then he saw Eric leaning on Whitefire, his golden helm ablaze with the glory of the passing sun. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

The men ship their oars, leaving all to helm and current; and, despite the hoarse tumult, we distinctly hear those oars scrape the rocks on either side. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

John Lewis Burckhard The Reys, his younger brother, the pilot, and the steward, had established themselves in the place behind the helm for which I had agreed. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. Rider Haggard Lo! it was no cloud, but the shape of Eric, and the sun glittered on his golden helm and hair. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Victor Hugo The helm alone can turn a vessel to the wind. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

But perilous though the voyage of his bark across that tempestuous ocean was, he could not guide the helm in person. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle He jammed his helm round therefore, and ran his ship alongside the Spaniard, throwing out his hooks and iron chains as he did so. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

I unlashed the helm and kept her as she was going. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Many a helm and shield was hacked and cut thereby. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Rafael Sabatini Then he relinquished the helm to the mate again. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Conan Doyle It was only by putting our helm hard down that we avoided a collision, and before we could round them and recover our way the Aurora had gained a good two hundred yards. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

But I can’t wait till you are dead before I put the helm up. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

H. Rider Haggard They saw this: there on the threshold stood a man, glorious to look at, and from his winged helm of gold the rays of light flashed through the dusky hall. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard Bring dry clothes, and make water hot,” and, kneeling down, she loosed Eric’s helm and harness and ungirded Whitefire from his side. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

William Hope Hodgson My only hope was that, seeing we were not getting out of her way, she had put her helm up, so as to let us pass, with the intention of then crossing under our stern. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

William Morris She had made up her mind to this tale upon the road, when she was among folk, that she was under a vow not to do off her helm for a seven days’ space. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Dodd put his helm down ere the smoke cleared, and got three carronades to bear, heavily laden with grape. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. G. Wells You make me feel — so shallow!” “What need have YOU for the helm of Athene?” Mr. Parham exclaimed. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

An exclamation, part of annoyance, part of amusement, broke from him: and he touched the helm and ran the prow upon the beach not twenty feet from the unconscious devotee. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Jules Verne As Hatteras stood with dishevelled hair, grasping the helm as if welded to his hand, he seemed the animating soul of the ship. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Davies was gradually resuming his natural self, with abstracted intervals, in which he lashed the helm to finger a distant rope, with such speed that the movements seemed simultaneous. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I put the helm hard a-starboard at the moment when the pilgrim in pink pyjamas, very hot and agitated, appeared in the doorway. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Of what use is it to be a churchman, pray? You do not avoid going to war by that means; you see, the cardinal is about to make the next campaign, helm on head and partisan in hand. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Hullo! why was Grimm leaving the helm again? Back he went to the cabin, leaving the sailor at the helm . The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. — — however, does not do business like Messrs. Smith and Elder; a different spirit seems to preside at —— Street, to that which guides the helm at 65, Cornhill. . The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

As soon, however, as they were out of sight the helm was put up and we were making a bee line back to the settlement. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

His jambeux were of quirboily, His swerdes schethe of yvory, His helm of latoun bright. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Even yet, had the helm been reversed, they might have saved her. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope His features had answered the helm from his heart, but had not been played upon by his intellect. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The enemy fled, but she left Goblin out of control, with a grisly list of casualties, and her helm jammed. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Edgar Allan Poe The helm is usually lashed down, but this is altogether unnecessary (except on account of the noise it makes when loose), for the rudder has no effect upon the vessel when lying-to. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

They were to hard up with the helm and shiver the main and mizzen-topsails. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

William Morris Ralph had taken his raiment from the stream-side and done them on before this, and now he did on helm and hauberk, and girt his sword to his side. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Give her full helm and she returns on her track like a whip-lash. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Thou, Muse, the name of Cinyras renew, And brave Cupavo follow’d but by few; Whose helm confess’d the lineage of the man, And bore, with wings display’d, a silver swan. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

William Morris So she did off her helm to hear the better, and stood thus a little; then she turned about and stooped down to Arthur, who was yet sleeping, and put forth a hand to rouse him. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

William Morris He put his helm from off his head and laid it down on the grass, and he noted therewith that she had come in her green gown only, and had left mantle and cote hardie behind. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Victor Hugo When the spray cleared off, when the stern again rose in view, the skipper and the helm had disappeared. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

William Morris A ship which sails before the wind, And round the helm six knights, Their heaumes are on, whereby, half blind, They pass by many sights. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

You know how I placed this wasted feeble hand on the abandoned helm of human government. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

G. K. Chesterton And midmost of that rolling field Ran Ogier ragingly, Lashing at Mark, who turned his blow, And brake the helm about his brow, And broke him to his knee. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

William Morris I enter’d by the western door; I saw a knight’s helm lying there: I raised my eyes from off the floor, And caught the gleaming of his hair. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Victor Hugo The helm was very long, which gives the advantage of a long arm of leverage, but the disadvantage of a small arc of effort. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Two prizes I propose, and thus divide: A bull with gilded horns, and fillets tied, Shall be the portion of the conqu’ring chief; A sword and helm shall cheer the loser’s grief. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The men at the wheel were puffing and blowing at their work, and the helm was going hard up and hard down, constantly. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Four snowy steeds a fiery chariot drew; There sat the cruel boy; a threatening yew His right hand bore, his quiver arrows held, Against whose force no helm or shield prevail’d. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Jules Verne John put the helm down again and brought her up. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Till 1865 his main obstacle was Palmerston, who since he took the helm in the worst days of the Crimean War and conducted the ship of State into harbour, occupied an impregnable position. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

He joints the neck; and, with a stroke so strong, The helm flies off, and bears the head along. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Arthur Conan Doyle For I tell you now that when the evening bugle calls, and the helm and pike are laid aside, I am as you and you as I, fellow-workers in the same field, and drinkers from the same wells of life. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne Mulrady and Wilson more than once brought round the helm when some careless steering threatened to throw the ship on her beam-ends. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Abraham Merri I tried to read her name, but the vessel jibed sharply as though the hands of the man at the wheel had suddenly dropped the helm — and then with equal abruptness swung back to her course. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Hatteras took the helm again, and kept a firm hold of it, while Johnson and Bell baled out the water which was constantly dashing over the ship. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Jules Verne He then took the oars, and the lamp having been placed in the bow of the boat, so that its rays fell before them, Cyrus Harding took the helm and steered through the shades of the grotto. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Morris Father John, you have got a son, Seven feet high when his helm is on Pennon of Roland, banner of John, Star of Mary, march well on. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

We learned from these people that they had sailed from the harbour of Osaka, in Japan, bound for another seaport, but were overtaken by a storm, in which they lost the helm and mast. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

These glitt’ring spoils (now made the victor’s gain) He to his body suits, but suits in vain: Messapus’ helm he finds among the rest, And laces on, and wears the waving crest. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The bearserk sat on his horse, and had a helm on his head, but the cheek-pieces were not made fast; he had an iron-rimmed shield before him, and went on in the most monstrous wise. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

They listened, and heard the tramp of horses: they looked, and saw a glitter through the trees: they caught through the foliage glimpses of martial scarlet; helm shone, plume waved. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

G. K. Chesterton And he gathered the songs of simple men That swing with helm and hod, And the alms he gave as a Christian Like a river alive with fishes ran; And he made gifts to a beggar man As to a wandering god. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

The elephant gun popped and the rifle cracked in the Agra’s mizen top, and the man at the pirate’s helm jumped into the air and fell dead: both Theorists claimed him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Mark Twain If he were drifting to starboard, you might put your helm down hard the other way, if it were any satisfaction to you to do it, but he would continue to drift to starboard all the same. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

William Morris His helm all dinted lay beside him there, The visor-bars were twisted towards the face, The crest, which was a lady very fair, Wrought wonderfully, was shifted from its place. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Jules Verne Mrs Barnett was indefatigable, and the Lieutenant, leaving the baling to her, took the helm himself, and did the best he could to guide the boat with the wind right aft. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Bold Gunther took the helm himself, and thus the worshipful and speedy knights set forth from land. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

William Hope Hodgson It was broad on the bow, and told me plainly enough that she had up with her helm to escape being run down. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Here shall be carved by them many a helm and shield. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Andrew Lang Then he took the helm and steered the vessel back to her father’s kingdom. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris A golden gilliflower today I wore upon my helm alway, And won the prize of this tourney. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]