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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FAG, v.2 “To drift to lee (of a boat sailing ‘close-hauled' or with the wind abeam)” (Ork. 1929 Marw., Ork.2 1950).

[Orig. doubtful. ? Icel. vakka, to beat against wind and tide, of a ship, O.N. vakka, to hover about.]

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