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  • v. Present participle of hoist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of raising or elevating.


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  • The government set Wednesday as its target date to begin hoisting the trapped men out of the mine, saying that the nearly half-mile long shaft is sufficiently sound that only a small stretch of it will need to be reinforced with steel pipe.

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  • Let all this wonderful human power be used in hoisting human bodies up stairs on their own power instead of through doors.

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  • While the Grizzlies displayed good ball movement - they had 25 assists to Minnesota's 19 - the Wolves got caught up early in hoisting ill-advised shots without making the extra pass.

  • If celluloid sex has never succeeded in hoisting itself to the rank of a cinematographic or televisual genre, it is because we have denied it the right to be economically viable.

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  • One boy, who was at home when the quake struck, recalled hoisting a mattress into the air to protect his mother and sister, as the walls of their house crashed down around them.

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  • The Tea Party movement is a temporary movement which spontaneously arose in response to the insane amount of debt now up to $3 TRILLION in just two years that the far-left Dems in charge of the country are "hoisting" on us.

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  • I spent time this weekend working through the details with scoping, and the some times suprising "hoisting" mechanism.

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  • There were other issues as well, such as hoisting a team playoff-record 32 three-point attempts (making only nine), not to mention the 20-point effort the Lakers surrendered to Suns centre Robin Lopez, who recently came back from a 52-day absence because of a back injury. Top Stories

  • As depicted in this slide show, the members of this group use their divinely ordained brawn to perform heroic acts such as hoisting small wooden crosses and attending sparsely populated strawberry festivals.

    Something Awful

  • The card, having a velvet sheet as base and laced with gold-coloured zari, has colour photographs of the President on various occasions such as hoisting the Tricolour, holding discussions with international leaders, top diplomats and heads of nations, consoling victims of calamities, embarking on a fighter jet, etc.

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