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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coast  \Coast\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coasting}.]  [OE.  costien  costeien  costen,  OF  costier, 
  costoier  F.  c[^o]toyer,  fr  Of  coste  coast,  F.  c[^o]te.  See 
  {Coast},  n.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  keep  near  to  approach.  [Obs.] 
 
  Anon  she  hears  them  chant  it  lustily,  And  all  in 
  haste  she  coasteth  to  the  cry.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  sail  by  or  near  the  shore. 
 
  The  ancients  coasted  only  in  their  navigation. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  To  sail  from  port  to  port  in  the  same  country. 
 
  4.  [Cf.  OF  coste,  F.  c[^o]te,  hill,  hillside.]  To  slide  down 
  hill;  to  slide  on  a  sled,  upon  snow  or  ice.  [Local,  U.  S.] 




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