Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
The grown-up view, indeed, was not much clearer than the view of the little creatures in bathing drawers who were trotting in to the foam all along the coasts of England, and scooping up buckets full of water. They saw white sails or tufts of smoke pass across the horizon, and if you had said that these were waterspouts, or the petals of white sea flowers, they would have agreed.
1. to move forward at a speed that is faster than a walk and slower than a canter;
2. to ride a horse in this way;
1. a small bunch of hair, grass, feathers, or fibers held or growing together at the base;
2. a small clump of plants or trees