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 for Coasted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), 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.]
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              Anon she hears them chant it lustily,
              And all in haste she coasteth to the cry. --Shak.
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     2. To sail by or near the shore.
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              The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     3. To sail from port to port in the same country.
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     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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