Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An iron pipe fitted into a hawse-hole to prevent the wood from being abraded.
- n. alternative spelling of hawsepipe.
“Even as he spoke, they heard the rumble of chain through hawse-pipe, and from the veranda saw a big black-painted schooner, swinging to her just-caught anchor.”
“Over their coffee, they heard the rumble of an anchor-chain through a hawse-pipe, tokening the arrival of a vessel.”
“As they drink their coffee an anchor-chain is heard rumbling through a hawse-pipe and Gee says, "It's David Grief," and Deacon calls the deduction "unadulterated poppycock.”
“I swung over the side on a rope, got my feet in the hawse-pipe, reached down and grabbed the chain.”
“But now my first heave on the winch-lever started it slipping, and in an instant it was whizzing out of the hawse-pipe and overboard.”
“The tug's cable had scarcely ceased to rattle through the hawse-pipe when the opening shots, delivered through a megaphone, rang out across the water.”
“Already the steam capstan was clanking dolorously as fathom after fathom of chain crept with seeming reluctance through the hawse-pipe.”
“The Snark's anchor rumbled the chain through the hawse-pipe, and we lay without movement on a "lineless, level floor.”
“As the chain roared and surged through the hawse-pipe he noticed a number of native women, lusciously large as only those of Polynesia are, in flowing ahu's, flower-crowned, stream out on the deck of the schooner on the beach.”
“The Snark's anchor rumbled the chain through the hawse-pipe, and we lay without movement on”
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