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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.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of 15 Inch And 21 Inch Mooring Hawsers For Spms At Paradip
I knew better than to even try to set it up without mooring hawsers and twin bollards.
It is a hazardous job handling steel hawsers from a small foy boat in all weathers, dwarfed by the huge vessel they are trying to secure.
An attempt to sink the centre dhow of the obstruction by gunfire having failed, Lieutenant-Commander Cookson ordered the Comet to be placed alongside, and himself jumped on to the dhow with an axe and tried to cut the wire hawsers connecting it with the two other craft forming the obstruction.
As for the bridge, a temporary one could be constructed on the old one, using 2 or 3 steel hawsers and an adequate light surface on top.
Radio Israel quoted the Israeli cabinet's secretary Tesfai Hawsers who said today that the Palestinian move constitutes an essential breach of the international agreements signed between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and violates the rules and allows the Israeli government to take any steps it deems necessary to protect its interests.
Since yarns are normally given a right-hand twist, strands and cables will be left-handed and ropes and hawsers right-handed.
he lady cyclists were just pulling away, their calf muscles brown and tight as hawsers.
Heavy storm and giant waves caused damage to hawsers of the ships in the harbour.
Was there one among them to put himself in my place, to feel how removed I was then from him I seemed to be, and in that remove what strain, as of hawsers about to snap?
Airship forwards," rings out the observation officer's order into the shed, drawn by powerful hands, held between the guiding rails by steel hawsers on running blocks the colossus slides out of the shed.