Usage examples for easing

  1. Deal beach at such a time is full of boatmen, some in the lifeboat loosing sails and setting the mizzen, some easing her down to the top of the slope, some seeing to the haul- off warp, a matter of life or death in such a heavy sea dead on shore; others laying down the well- greased 'skids' for the lifeboat to run on, and others clearing away the shingle which successive tides had gathered in front of her bows. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  2. Now he swerved, and easing his pony down to a canter, he headed her to- wards them. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle