from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as halyard.
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There were two other ensigns rolled into a ball ready to be fastened to the haulyard and hoisted in case of need.
And he walked to the taffrail, and stood looking astern that two men who had come aft to splice a haulyard might not perceive his disorder.
He is by the foot of the mainmast with a haulyard in his hands as though hoisting something aloft.