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  • n. Plural form of kedge.


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  • By heaving upon them, and cutting away the bower anchor, the ship was gotten afloat, where Captain Cook and his men lay for some time in the greatest anxiety, expecting every minute that either the kedges would come home, or the hawsers be cut in two by the rocks.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • Having found this to be practicable, the two kedges were hove up; and at that moment a light air came off from the land, by which the boats were so much assisted, that the Resolution soon got clear of all danger.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • In a few minutes the fireship ran into the man-of-war, "and grappled to her sides" with kedges thrown into her shrouds.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • Our carpenter surveyed her, and pronounced her capable of refitting, and in a few days the owners came down from the Pueblo, and, waiting for the high spring tides, with the help of our cables, kedges, and crew, got her off and afloat, after several trials.

    Chapter XVII. San Diego-A Desertion-San Pedro Again-Beating up Coast

  • For many hours they despaired of saving the vessels, though they used "warping-machines," anchors, and kedges.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • _Constitution_ kept two kedges going all through that summer day, but the _Shannon_ was playing the same game, and the two ships maintained their relative positions.

    The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812 The Chronicles of America Series, Volume 17

  • They got out the boats to carry the kedges and set them firm, and tried to row her out of it by uniting all their forces together upon the tow-lines -- a heavy piece of work this, which lasted ten successive hours.

    An Iceland Fisherman

  • Next morning, when the kedges were fished up, the _Marie_ went on her way to Iceland, and Yann's heart, to all appearance, was as free as in his early years.

    An Iceland Fisherman

  • The fish-tackle was got up, fish-davit rigged out, and after two or three hours of hard and cold work, both the anchors were ready for instant use, a couple of kedges got up, a hawser coiled away upon the fore-hatch, and the deep-sea-lead-line overhauled and got ready.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • For several days we continued the same work; and afterwards, when we got out of the lanes, and the ice was found broken, or so irregular that it was impossible to walk over it, we had to carry out ice-claws, or what may be called ice-kedges, to warp the ship ahead.

    Peter the Whaler


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