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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sail  \Sail\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sailed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sailing}.]  [AS.  segelian,  seglian  See  {Sail},  n.] 
  1.  To  be  impelled  or  driven  forward  by  the  action  of  wind 
  upon  sails,  as  a  ship  on  water;  to  be  impelled  on  a  body 
  of  water  by  the  action  of  steam  or  other  power. 
  2.  To  move  through  or  on  the  water;  to  swim,  as  a  fish  or  a 
  water  fowl. 
  3.  To  be  conveyed  in  a  vessel  on  water;  to  pass  by  water;  as 
  they  sailed  from  London  to  Canton. 
  4.  To  set  sail;  to  begin  a  voyage. 
  5.  To  move  smoothly  through  the  air;  to  glide  through  the  air 
  without  apparent  exertion,  as  a  bird. 
  As  is  a  winged  messenger  of  heaven,  .  .  .  When  he 
  bestrides  the  lazy  pacing  clouds,  And  sails  upon  the 
  bosom  of  the  air.  --Shak. 

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