- n. Plural form of becket.
“The cooper knocked off the second or quarter hoops from each of these casks, and drove them on again with two "beckets" or loops of rope firmly jammed under each of them in such a manner that the loops were in line with each other on each side of the bunghole.”
“He went back to the wheel and took the speaking trumpet from its beckets — the freshening wind made that necessary.”
“Hornblower took the speaking-grumpet from its beckets.”
“Get hold of that line, Webb, and stand ready to haul," said Mr. Gibson to me, taking the heavy whalegun from its covered beckets, after changing places again with old Tom.”
“Their tops must be distinctly lettered, in letters one inch and a half long, with the calibre and class of gun they are intended to serve, and made to slide on the beckets.”
“One priming-wire and one boring-bit, | Inside of the brackets of the with beckets for the wrist | carriage, near the breech.”
“It consists of a simple metal or wooden batten, sliding in two beckets attached to the outer or inner sides of each of the brackets of the carriage, retained in any position by a thumb-screw.”
“All who were left of the old crew gathered round me while I closed my chest, and Blodgett and Davie Paine seized the beckets before I knew what they were about and carried it to my stateroom.”
“Here they arrived not the least exhausted with their long swim; for, by pushing the cask before them in turn and holding on to it by the beckets, they, were enabled to have several rests and breathing spells by the way.”
“Then, fastening up the cask and lashing the tarpaulin round it again with the fastenings and beckets, which had been taken off in order the easier to unpack it, they entered the sea for their return swim round the headland -- starting off in the best of spirits on their way back home once more.”
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