To back and fill

Definition of To back and fill

to manage the sails of a ship so that the wind strikes them alternately in front and behind, in order to keep the ship in the middle of a river or channel while the current or tide carries the vessel against the wind.
To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
to grow or become quite full; as, the channel of the river fills up with sand.

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To amend a bill
To and again
To and fro
To applaud to the echo
To appoint one's self
To arm a magnet
To arm the lead
To arms
To array a panel
To arrive at
To assert one's self
To assign dower
To assume the calotte
To assure upon
To authorize one's self
To avail one's self of
To avise one's self
To back a rope
To back a warrant
To back an anchor
-To back and fill-
To back out
To back the field
To back the oars
To back the sails
To back up
To back water
To bagpipe the mizzen
To bake astern
To bank a fire
To bargain away
To bate an ace
To batten down
To batten down the hatches
To be
To be a tiptoe
To be abroad
To be acknown
To be acquainted with
To be after
To be aknow
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