hawser


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large heavy rope for nautical use

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So far so good, but it next occurred to my recollection that a taut hawser, suddenly cut, is a thing as dangerous as a kicking horse.
Just while I was meditating, a puff came, caught the HISPANIOLA, and forced her up into the current; and to my great joy, I felt the hawser slacken in my grasp, and the hand by which I held it dip for a second under water.
At last the breeze came; the schooner sidled and drew nearer in the dark; I felt the hawser slacken once more, and with a good, tough effort, cut the last fibres through.
I fancied I could hear the steel hawser ping as it surged across the Diana's forecastle, with the hands on board of her bolting away from it in all directions.
The tug will have eight berths, and the major equipment on board will include a Rapp Marine electric hawser winch and a single drum tow winch.
The rocket apparatus was then got out, and a rocket fired, the line from which was got on the top of the crane and then the hawser whip line cradle drawn to it and made fast, and one of the shipwrecked mariners was drawn ashore in the cradle, amid a good deal cheering and laughter by the lookers on.
We were sailing from Ireland across to Liverpool and I got a mooring hawser wrapped around my leg as we were docking" he said.
The most visually arresting works on show are two untitled pieces by young sculptor Eloise Hawser, who frequently uses 3-D printers in her work, relegating the fabrication process to a machine.
Hawser S, O'Neil J, Roman M, Codd G (1992) Toxicity of blooms of the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium to zooplankton.
The train's the same, and so, astonishingly, is the Water Chute next door - a contraption somewhere between a giant tin bath and an army landing craft that hurtles down rails into the lake on the end of a thick hawser.
The tire, slowly turning on its long hawser (for thus had Billy's father named the rope), returned unto Billy, forcing him back a few steps until he achieved equilibrium with its tremendous black bulk.
The loading hose and where relevant, the mooring hawser are connected to the bow section of the off take tanker, it said.