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

  Coasting \Coast"ing\, a.
     Sailing along or near a coast, or running between ports along
     a coast.
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     Coasting trade, trade carried on by water between
        neighboring ports of the same country, as distinguished
        from foreign trade or trade involving long voyages.
  
     Coasting vessel, a vessel employed in coasting; a coaster.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coasting \Coast"ing\, n.
     1. A sailing along a coast, or from port to port; a carrying
        on a coasting trade.
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     2. Sliding down hill; sliding on a sled upon snow or ice.
        [Local, U. S.]
        [1913 Webster] Coastwise

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