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  • interj. make haste!

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Examples

  • An English lad and myself went up to furl it; and we had just got the bunt up, when the mate called out to us, something, we did not hear what, —but supposing it to be an order to bear-a-hand, we hurried, and made all fast, and came down, feeling our way among the rigging.

    Chapter XXXIV. Narrow Escapes-The Equator-Tropical Squalls-A Thunder Storm

  • In a few minutes it came—three knocks on the scuttle, and “All hands ahoy! bear-a-hand up and make sail.

    Chapter X. A South-Easter-Passage up the Coast

  • In a few minutes it came-three knocks on the scuttle, and "All hands ahoy! bear-a-hand [note 1] up and make sail."

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • An English lad and myself went up to furl it; and we had just got the bunt up, when the mate called out to us, something, we did not hear what, - but supposing it to be an order to bear-a-hand, we hurried, and made all fast, and came down, feeling our way among the rigging.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • An English lad and myself went up to furl it; and we had just got the bunt up, when the mate called out to us, something, we did not hear what, -- but supposing it to be an order to bear-a-hand, we hurried, and made all fast, and came down, feeling our way among the rigging.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • In a few minutes it came, -- three knocks on the scuttle, and ` ` All hands ahoy! bear-a-hand [1] up and make sail. ''

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • An English lad and myself went up to furl it; and we had just got the bunt up, when the mate called out to us something, we did not hear what, -- but, supposing it to be an order to bear-a-hand, we hurried and made all fast, and came down, feeling our way among the rigging.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • a few minutes it came -- three knocks on the scuttle, and "All hands ahoy! bear-a-hand up and make sail."

    Two Years Before the Mast

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