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Coast, vb., to steer, to sail not by the direct way, but in sight of the coast, and as it were gropingly: “anon she hears them chant it lustily, and all in haste she --eth to the cry,” Ven. 870. “and, --ing homeward, came to Ephesus,” Err. I, 1, 135. “the king in this perceives him, how he --s and hedges his own way,” H8 III, 2, 38. “these encounterers that give a --ing welcome ere it comes,” Troil. IV, 5, 59 (i. e. who make the first step to meet the hesitating approach of a suitor). Some M. Edd. accosting.*
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