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a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis

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The shipkeeper, whom I could hardly make out hung over the capstan in a fit of weak pitiful coughing.
Falk was the other assiduous visitor on board, but from his behaviour he might have been coming to see the quarter-deck capstan.
The long flat beach, with its little irregular houses, wooden and brick, and its litter of capstans, and great boats, and sheds, and bare upright poles with tackle and blocks, and loose gravelly waste places overgrown with grass and weeds, wore as dull an appearance as any place I ever saw.
The city's hum and buzz, the clinking of capstans, the ringing of bells, the barking of dogs, the clattering of wheels, tingled in the listening ear.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Testing and Guarantee of Water Meter 200 mm Capstan Sensus or Equivalent make, class-B complete set with body, Supply and Guarantee of ;Pulse Transmission Flow Rate Indicator-Cum-Totalizer and Remote Display Unit with 2 no.
On the picture below, you can see Marian pictured with her friend, when they both worked as Capstan Lathe Operators in the English Electric.
When I go food shopping in the supermarket and the cigarettes are all behind screens I see shoppers getting frustrated when the shop assistant can't find the brands, and sometimes for a bit of fun I have asked for defunct brands like Capstan Full Strength, Craven A lights and when they can't find them, I ask for the manager.
By 1914 Alfred Herbert Ltd had 2,000 employees and specialised in making hexagon turret lathes, capstan lathes, automatic turning machines, automatic screw machines, milling machines and ball bearing drilling machines.
Back in Newcastle, the gas holder appears in the distance in both pictures, but I wonder how many folk still smoke Capstan full-strength ciggies, as advertised above the old corner shop.
Mayfair based investment banking firm Capstan Capital Partners continues to demonstrate its ability to successfully close deals in the SaaS (Software as a Service, often referred to as on-demand software) sector by being named as the financial advisor to the UK media giant Guardian Media Group in the recent sale of its subsidiary GMG Property Services to LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
It goes without saying that the square slice and full-strength Capstan will have to be curtailed, along with excess alcohol.
Capstan has started losing its share as BAT has introduced another brand as Capstan by Pall Mall, which has started capturing its share from the market.
I'm 65 years old, I began smoking when I was 14, smoking Woodbine, Park Drive and Capstan Full Strength.
The Sidewinder Pull & Assist Winch features a 32-inch diameter capstan lhat provides a controlled force when pulling rope or tape.
I came across frozen pieces of old newspapers and an old packet of Capstan Full Strength among other items," said Iolo.