Lay them on the hawsehole, forward, by the sea rats. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
“Then we jump from the hawsehole and we swim for it.”. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
Vincent met his sister at the hawsehole, astonished that she would leave the bridge in the midst of. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
At last she stopped; at last the cable rattled through the hawsehole; and then, careless of the chance of lurking Spaniard or. From Wordnik.com. [Westward Ho!] Reference
Her brother snapped his safety harness to the lifeline, stepped out of the hawsehole and ran down the slope of the rescue line toward Resolute. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
But like a circus ferret on the high wire, in the glare of searchlights and rocket flares, her brother darted ahead, stopped, darted ahead again, until he reached the hawsehole and the sea rats hauled him inside. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
I got to her lips, working my way up as regularly as one who gets in at the hawsehole and crawls aft to the cabin windows. From Wordnik.com. [Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2] Reference
At length, when they heard the cable slipping through the hawsehole, they could stand it no longer, but sprang up the side in a body. From Wordnik.com. [Gascoyne, The Sandal-Wood Trader A Tale of the Pacific] Reference
Then the anchor cable rumbled out through the hawsehole and the Sophia swung to the current, while the crew set to work hoisting out the boats. From Wordnik.com. [Mr. Midshipman Easy]
At last she stopped; at last the cable rattled through the hawsehole; and then, careless of the chance of lurking Spaniard or Carib, an instinctive cheer burst from every throat. From Wordnik.com. [Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth] Reference
But, as the ` N.E.D. 'says, there was an early confusion (of course, by popular etymology) with the Scand. hāls, a neck, and its derivative hawsehole; but we ought not to be misled by such a specious bit of guesswork. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 1] Reference
In the giant ship’s starboard hawsehole the captain saw two ship’s rats, soaked in rain and seawater, waiting. From Wordnik.com. [Rescue Ferrets at Sea] Reference
And so culp me goose, he sazd, szed the ham muncipated of the first course, recoursing, all cholers and coughs with his beauw on the bummell, the bugganeering wanderducken, he sazd, (that his pumps may ship awhoyle shandymound of the dussard), the coarsehair highsaydighsayman, there’s nice tugs he looks, (how you was, Ship Alouset?) he sazd, the bloedaxe bloodooth baltxe-bec, that is crupping into our raw lenguage navel through the lumbsmall of his hawsehole, he sazd, donconfounder him, voyaging after maidens, belly jonah hunting the polly joans, and the hurss of all portnoysers befaddle him, he sazd, till I split in his flags, he sazd, one to one, the landslewder, after Donnerbruch fire. From Wordnik.com. [Finnegans Wake] Reference
It is a pity, though, that no chance is yet afforded in our service in the present day, as used to be the case in the past, when many an admiral ` crept through the hawsehole, 'as the saying was, for respectable young fellows of good education and bright abilities to look any higher; but, it is to be hoped that the day will come, as father's old friend Captain Mordaunt said only the other day when talking to us both under the old mulberry-tree in our garden, when this state of things will be changed, and a boy who enters the service as I did on board one of our training-ships, will, as Bonaparte said the conscript carried a field-marshal's baton in his knapsack, keep snugly stowed away an admiral's cocked hat in his ditty box!. From Wordnik.com. [Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy] Reference
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