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 for To sail large
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Large \Large\ (l[aum]rj), a. [Compar. Larger (l[aum]r"j[~e]r);
     superl. Largest.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. Largo.]
     1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk,
        capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of
        constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; --
        opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or
        room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large
        vineyard; a large army; a large city.
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     Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not
           large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length,
           breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.
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     2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
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              We have yet large day.                --Milton.
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     3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
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              I might be very large upon the importance and
              advantages of education.              --Felton.
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     4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad
        sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said
        of the mind and heart.
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     5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]
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              Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.
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     6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.] "Some
        large jests he will make." --Shak.
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     7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. (Naut.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a
        favorable direction; -- said of the wind when it is abeam,
        or between the beam and the quarter.
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     At large.
        (a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large;
            to be left at large.
        (b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse
            on a subject at large.
  
     Common at large. See under Common, n.
  
     Electors at large, Representative at large, electors, or
        a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the
        whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to
        represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]
  
     To give large, To go large, To run large, or To sail
     large (Naut.), to have the wind crossing the direction of a
        vessel's course in such a way that the sails feel its full
        force, and the vessel gains its highest speed. See
        Large, a., 8.
  
     Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample;
          abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive;
          liberal.
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