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yaw to move on unsteadily, to swagger, to vacillate ( “To yaw [as a ship], huc illuc vacillare, capite nutare.” Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict. ), HAMLET, v. 2. 114. (The substantive “yaws” occurs in Massinger's Very Woman, Works, vol. iv. p. 297, ed. 1813,—where Gifford remarks, “A yaw is that unsteady motion which a ship makes in a great swell, when, in steering, she inclines to the right or left of her course.”)

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