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  • n. Plural form of towline.


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  • Mitchell had decided that the boats, until then joined together with towlines, had a better chance of survival if they separated, since they could make better time unconstrained by each other.


  • Rig towlines and use the horses to pull one of the cars enough to make a gap.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Their task: attach towlines to pull the Cougar Ace into the Bering Sea.

    Excerpts from Captain Rich Habib's Journal

  • Causes of death have also included strangulation in towlines, internal hemorrhaging after being gouged by a sled, liver injury, heart failure, and pneumonia.

    Sites that Caught My Eye Today 04/17/2008

  • It brought us into the midst of the punts and houseboats that were being towed, their towlines stretched across our path like so many tripwires.

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • And we whipped them with the wet towlines until they really cried.

    The Crew of the Whirlwind

  • Recent history provides sufficient proof of this - for example, the sinking of Marina City (2127), the collapse of the Tycho B dome (2098), the escape of the Arabian iceberg from its towlines (2062) and the melting of the Thor reactor (2009).

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • But why link his two companions to him by towlines?

    Night of masks

  • And the flies playing tag with the cook on the deck. cho: Haul in your towlines and take in ther slack

    A Trip on the Erie

  • By day a reflective surface was uppermost, and at sundown caterwheel trucks hooked on to towlines and neatly pulled it over on its back, to expose gridded black-body surfaces to the starlight.

    Sand Doom


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