Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hawse-pipe.

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Examples

  • The cables have been unshackled and stowed in the lockers below, and the hawse-pipes are all plugged; the anchors are all inboard, and everything that could possibly act as a brake on her is removed.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • Many hearts sink at the order, but in as few moments as possible the cables are smoking through the hawse-pipes.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • Like an avalanche, she shot forward and down as the sea astern struck her with the force of a thousand battering rams, burying her bow to the catheads in the milky foam at the bottom that came on deck in all directions - forward, astern, to right and left, through the hawse-pipes and over the rail.

    Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan

  • Steadily swinging on the jade-green surges, she buried her nose almost to the hawse-pipes, then lifted until her streaming forefoot gleamed out of a frilled ruffle of foam.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • Well, he'll drown there the way she's shipping water through the hawse-pipes.

    Chris Farrington: Able Seaman

  • Like an avalanche, she shot forward and down as the sea astern struck her with the force of a thousand battering rams, burying her bow to the cat-heads in the milky foam at the bottom that came on deck in all directions -- forward, astern, to right and left, through the hawse-pipes and over the rail.

    Stories of Ships and the Sea Little Blue Book # 1169

  • Like an avalanche, she shot forward and down as the sea astern struck her with the force of a thousand battering rams, burying her bow to the catheads in the milky foam at the bottom that came on deck in all directions -- forward, astern, to right and left, through the hawse-pipes and over the rail.

    Dutch Courage and Other Stories

  • He was alone when the music of the chains in the hawse-pipes sounded in his ears.

    The Captain of the Kansas

  • Had the _Storstad_ carried such a "pudding" proportionate to her size (say, two feet diameter in the thickest part) across her stern, and hung above the level of her hawse-pipes, there would have been an accident certainly, and some repair-work for the nearest ship-yard, but there would have been no loss of life to deplore.

    Notes on Life and Letters

  • Augusta sped on till she got to the extreme point of the promontory, and stood there waving Dick's little cap towards the vessel, which moved slowly and majestically on, till presently, across the clear water, came the splash of the anchor, followed by the sound of the fierce rattle of the chain through the hawse-pipes.

    Mr. Meeson's Will

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