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He was no longer using an ordinary allpurpose line but a hawser-laid nylon rope, only a quarterinch in diameter but with a breaking strength of twenty-six hundred pounds.
He was on a half-inch, hawser-laid nylon line with a breaking strength of four thousand pounds, secured to the trunk of a sturdy pine and belayed by two other deputies.
But surely my dear Stephen, you must be aware, after all this time at sea, that a hawser is cable-laid, not hawser-laid?
The problem eventually proved to be getting the oily old hawser-laid rope to go through the descendure to allow him to move at all.
She plunged in up to the hawse-pipes and bounded up, water pouring off her hull like ribbons of molten glass.
The wild staggering of the Viroma, the explosive, shuddering impact of plummeting bows burying themselves to the hawse-pipes in a massive head sea, would have been a terrifying experience for any landsman: Captain Findhorn barely noticed it.
They clambered up the hanging sections of giant links, past the great double winching mechanism with its iron gears that raised or lowered the anchors, to the hawse-pipes through which the chains passed to the ship's bow.
The clothes fit well enough, though the drawstrings at waist and neck left room for variations.