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- n. Plural form of hawsepipe.
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Pretty soon I heard the creak of the blocks an 'the smash o' th 'mast hoops as th' mains'l came flutterin 'down -- then th' sound o 'the cable rushin' through the hawsepipes as her hook took bottom.
As her cable rattled through her hawsepipes, down went the red ensign and up went the Spanish colours, and a boat full of armed men dashed alongside the _Nouvelle Bretagne_, and in another five minutes
I felt as if a belaying pin were suddenly being driven into my chest and I actually had a sensation as if a chain had been drawn through the hawsepipes of my ears.
There are at the bows of the Great Eastern two large hawsepipes, the iron rims of which project nearly a foot beyond the line of the stem.
Against one of the hawsepipes the cable now caught on the left-hand side, while the ship kept moving to the left, and thus chafed and strained the cable greatly against the bow, for now it was held by this projection, and did not drag from the V-wheel.
These were hauled so as to bring the cable, which had been caught on the left-hand side by the hawsepipes, round to the right-hand side of the bow, the ship still drifting to the left, while the cable, now drawn directly up from the sea to the
As the cable then chafed so much that in two places damage was done to it, a shackle chain and a wire rope belonging to one of the buoys were passed down the bow over the cable and secured in a bight below the hawsepipes.