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- n. a hawsehole
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- n. the hole that an anchor rope passes through
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The _No. 5_ heaved anchor, the chain clanking and chattering in a hawsepipe.
With a hammer he knocked out the stopper; the starboard anchor dropped and the red rust flew from her hawsepipe as the anchor chain screamed through it.
Ten minutes later the anchor was hanging at the hawsepipe, and under her power the _Maggie II_ swung slowly in the lagoon, pointed her sharp bow for the opening in the reef, and bounded away for the open sea.
The _Chesapeake_ swung slowly, broadside to the first of the ebb and with the wind on her port beam, Mr. Gibney knocked out the stopper with his trusty hammer and away went the rusty chain, singing through the hawsepipe.
The hands, realising the danger, turned to with a will, but within five minutes the first breath of the squall caught us, and sent us ahead, as was evident by the way the slackened cable came in through the hawsepipe.
She came along handsomely, with foam to the hawsepipe, thanks to the freshening breeze, and her main royal and topgallantsail clewing up as she approached, for our signal had been seen; then drove close alongside with her topsail aback and in a few minutes we were aboard, shaking hands with Captain Blow, and all others who extended a fist to us, and spinning our yarn in response to the eager questions put.