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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
1. Motion in General

267. [Locomotion by Water or Air.] Navigation.

   NOUN:NAVIGATION; volatility; aquatics; boating, yachting, cruising; ship [See Ship].
  oar, scull, sweep, pole; paddle, screw, turbine; sail, canvas.
  natation, swimming; fin, flipper, fish’s tail.
  AËRONAUTICS, aërostatics, aërostation, aërodonetics, aërial navigation, aëronautism; aëromechanics, aërodynamics, balloonery; balloon [See Ship]; ballooning; aviation, airmanship; flying, flight, volitation; volplaning, planing [colloq.], hydroplaning, volplane, glide, dive, nose-dive, spin, looping the loop; wing’ pinion, aileron.
  VOYAGE, sail, cruise, passage, circumnavigation, periplus; headway, sternway, leeway; fairway.
  MARINER [See Mariner]; AËRONAUT [See Aëronaut]
   VERB:SAIL; put to sea (depart) [See Departure]; take ship, weigh anchor, get under way; spread -sail, – canvas; gather way, have way on; make -, carry- sail; plow the -waves, – deep, – main, – ocean; ride the waves, ride the storm, buffet the waves, walk the waters.
  NAVIGATE, warp, luff, scud, boom, kedge; drift, course, cruise, steam, coast; hug the -shore, – land; circumnavigate.
  ROW, paddle, ply the oar, pull, scull, punt.
  FLOAT, swim, skim, effleurer [F.], dive, wade.
  [IN AËRONAUTICS] fly, soar, drift, hover, be wafted, aviate, volplane, plane [colloq.], glide, dive, fly over, nose-dive, spin, loop the loop, land; take wing, take a flight; wing one’s flight, wing one’s way.
   ADJECTIVE:SAILING &c. v.; seafaring, nautical, maritime, naval; seagoing, coasting; afloat; navigable; grallatorial or grallatory.
  AËRONAUTIC, aëronautical, aërostatic or aërostatical, aëromechanic or aëromechanical, aërodynamic, aërial, volant, volitant, volatile, volitational.
  AQUATIC, natatory, natatorial, natational.
   ADVERB:UNDER -WAY, – sail, – canvas, – steam; on the wing.
  1. Bon voyage.
  2. Spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale.—Pope
  3. The waves bowed down before her like blown grain.—Masefield
  4. Like the eagle free Away the good ship flies.—Cunningham
  5. As if it dodged a water-sprite, It plunged and tacked and reared.—Coleridge