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- v. to hoist
- v. (obsolete): to hoist, be raised
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hoist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To raise; lift; elevate; hoist.
French trot, everie step being ready to hoise him out of his saddle, hearing Giottos discreete answers to every ydle question he made (for indeede he was a very elegant speaker) began to peruse and surveigh him, even from the foote to the head, as we use to say.
But nowe it is high time for vs to weigh our ancre, to hoise vp our sailes, to get cleare of these boistrous, frosty, and misty seas, and with all speede to direct our course for the milde, lightsome, temperate, and warme Atlantick
Withouten further speech, we hoise our saile to sea:
To top both stones and darts good fellowes hoise apace:
He heard a clip-clopping hoise, and then around the corner came an archaic pony-trap, full of young people in what seemed at first sight to be fancy dress: the men in tight black trousers studded at the calf with silver buttons, their white shirts open almost to the waist; the women in wide skirts of frills and layers and bright colours, scarlet, emerald, gold.
[Sidenote: The saieng of king William Rufus.] but hee commanded to hoise vp sailes, and to make all spéed that could be for life, incouraging the shipmaster with these words, "that he neuer heard as yet of anie king that was drowned."
Item, if the fleet should happen to be scattered by weather, or other mishap, then so soon as one shall descry another, to hoise both topsails twice, if the weather will serve, and to strike them twice again; but if the weather serve not, then to hoise the maintopsail twice, and forthwith to strike it twice again.
I hoise  up Parnell partly to spite the envious Irish folks here, particularly Tom Leigh.
The Dutch Steersman, standing with a laden pistol presented to my breast, commanded mee to answer them in those words he should dictate to mee, bid mee answer them, of Falmoth, and to tell them wee came from Petuxine River in Virginia, and if they wanted anything if they would hoise out theire Boat and Come aboard wee would supply them, upon which they hoised out theire Boat and the
Robins and Tannye, and to hoise them on their own petard.