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signal-halyards

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  • "Are the signal-halyards still clear?" asked Perry.

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • She was stripped to bare steel and signal-halyards.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • The ensign was fluttering down, and a string of small flags going aloft on the other part of the signal-halyards, while the steamer, heading west, pushed ahead about a length under the impulse of her propeller.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • Mind -- two small flags on your signal-halyards after the first heavy rain upon the moor, and you may expect us at dusk.

    Nic Revel A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land

  • Mildred, accustomed to using the signal-halyards, procured the old line, and handed it to her father, who discovered some of his professional knowledge in his manner of using it.

    The Two Admirals

  • "Go you then to the signal-halyards -- let one end fly loose, and pull upon the other, until the whole line has come down -- when that is done, return here, and I will tell you more -- but, for heaven's sake, keep farther from the cliff."

    The Two Admirals

  • "I wish you would look to the signal-halyards, and see they do not chafe against the rocks, Mr. Dutton."

    The Two Admirals

  • The moment he got his rope, though it was only yonder small signal-halyards, he felt himself as secure as if he stood up here, on the height, with acres of level ground around him.

    The Two Admirals

  • The royal pole stood naked, with nothing attached to it but the royal and the signal-halyards, the latter running through the truck.

    Rattlin the Reefer

  • Spike seemed struck with the truth of this suggestion; and he soon sent a glass aloft by the signal-halyards.

    Jack Tier

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