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  • n. Plural form of hawser.


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  • At Waltham Abbey they have a curtain made of ship's hawsers, which is at the same time elastic and resistant. "

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The oyster pirates lay snugly together at short hawsers, the weather being fine, and they protested loudly at our ignorance in putting out such an unwarranted length of anchor-chain.

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • He stumbled over taut hawsers and piles of dunnage, tripped on crazy guy-ropes and insanely planted pegs, and fell again and again upon frozen dumps and mounds of hoarded driftwood.


  • At three the whistle blasted, the thick hawsers were loosed from the dock, the big diesels churned and backed from the pier, and we headed out into a windy, slate-gray Sea of Cortez.


  • I thought of cutting the rope bridge, but the hawsers were far too thick and I didn't try.


  • Toward the end of the bridge, the position of the main hawsers forced the bridge to a more normal level, despite my body weight, and I gratefully pulled myself up onto the treads.


  • I wrestled with J.B. once myself, at his invitation, thinking I'd best go easy on the old fellow, but it was like being wrapped in wire hawsers with a scrubbing brush buried in your neck, and he grassed me before I knew it.


  • If I were doing a political cartoon of the Thompson campaign I would picture a ship sitting at the dock about half sunk with the rat-protection cones on the hawsers tied to the dock turned backwards to keep the rats ON the ship.

    The Thompson Campaign: One Shakeup After Another

  • For a little more edge and youth, one goes to the Arsenale, where the ropes and hawsers for the Venetian fleets were once produced.

    Too Haute for Commerce: The Venice Biennale

  • I remember watching it plunge past less than half a mile away, with the hawsers trailing in its smoky wake and the veils of snow swirling and eddying in the force of its passing.

    Orphaned Worlds, 1st Draft, 2nd Excerpt « INTERSTELLAR TACTICS


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