from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strong upright post of wood, stone, or iron, fixed firmly in the ground, for securing vessels to a landing-place by hawsers or chains.
  • n. plural Same as mooring-bitts.


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  • Grimsby man shouted from his mooring-post, as the echoes ran along the cliffs, and rolled to and fro in the distance.

    Mary Anerley

  • Upon the roadway of the pier, and over against a mooring-post, where the parapet and the pier itself made a needful turn toward the south, there was an equally needful thing, a gully-hole with an iron trap to carry off the rain that fell, or the spray that broke upon the fabric; and the outlet of this gully was in the face of the masonry outside.

    Mary Anerley

  • They climbed up on to the ledge where the mooring-post was, and followed the boatman along another ledge that ran at the side of the high, enclosing rocks.

    The Rubadub Mystery

  • She could see the stars in it, and the sound of its liquid touch to step and mooring-post was almost inaudible.

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885

  • They have taken the mallet and driven in the mooring-post; the ship's cable has been put on land.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

  • He runs before you, zigzagging over the cobbles, up the sunny street, into the narrow house; out again, running now towards the Duomo, hiding in the porch of San Stefano, where the weavers held their meetings; back again along the wharves; surely he is hiding behind that mooring-post!

    Christopher Columbus

  • Instead, he ran swiftly to the mooring-post, took a double turn of the trailing hawser around it and stood by until the straining line snubbed the steamer's bow to the shore.

    The Price

  • With the slackening of the line the steamer began to move out into the stream, and the man at the mooring-post looked around to see what had become of his companion.

    The Price

  • Our illustration of a disused mooring-post (p. 24) is a symbol of the departed greatness of the town as a naval station.

    Vanishing England

  • And the rope would be whipped round a mooring-post on the quay, twenty girls would seize it, and the boat would go slipping past the pier, round the castle rocks, and then away before the north-wester like a gull.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895


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