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 Sailing within the Wind or Sailing close to the Wind.Saint. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sailor King.
 
William IV. of England; who entered the navy as midshipman in 1779, and was made Lord High Admiral in 1827. (1765, 1830–1837.)   1
 


 Sailing within the Wind or Sailing close to the Wind.Saint. 

 
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