Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of allowing a cord, cable, or rope to be pulled or drawn out; specifically, the operation of passing or running out a submarine cable from a ship which is laying it.
“I am naturally in good spirits, but keep very quiet, for misfortunes may arise at any instant; moreover tomorrow my paying-out apparatus will be wanted should all go well, and that will be another nervous operation.”
“There was a grooved pulley used for the paying-out machinery with a spindle wheel, which might suit me.”
“I have made my calculations and find the new paying-out gear cannot possibly answer at this depth, some portion would give way.”
“Wish I'd a wench like _that_ every day," says the little auctioneer, at paying-out time -- you never saw such a heap of gold coin on one dirty deal table.”
“I suggested that he send for a canvas screen to put across the gap between the two buildings, as when the crowds began to stream towards the bar and the paying-out Tote windows after the race, someone would be certain to see him.”
“The man in charge touches a small handle, and an electric bell rings violently in the tank and at the paying-out machinery.”
“If my leg is caught in the bight of a paying-out hawser, my whole brain focuses at once on that single thought, "_an axe.”
“The sharp, whizzing sound, caused by the rapid paying-out of the line and its great tension, gradually subsided.”
“If the trouble is not in the tanks, the paying-out machinery must be metamorphosed into a picking-up apparatus, and the cable already laid will be coiled back into the hold until the fault appears, when it will be cut out and the two ends of cable spliced.”
“The Mazarini mob used to use it for a paying-out place last year; did you know that?”
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