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hawser

Nautical a large heavy rope

hawser

[′hȯz·ər]
(naval architecture)
A large rope or cable, usually over 5 inches (13 centimeters) in diameter, generally used to tow or moor a ship or secure it at a dock.
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Since yarns are normally given a right-hand twist, strands and cables will be left-handed and ropes and hawsers right-handed.
I'm sympathetic to anyone with a disability, physical or psychological, but I can't forget those men swinging above a sheer drop in freezing weather and wondering if their compensation for a broken hawser and death on the pavement would amount to half a million pounds.
Anita Hawser, Editor of Financial-I, commented, "Competition was fierce across a number of categories this year as banks and financial software vendors invested more heavily in innovations designed to make the user experience more personalised - GEO stood out in this regard.
A chain that was part of the hawser - a line connecting the workboat to the dredger - broke, causing the line to snap back and hit the deckhand, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said in a report.
Universal Coverage, by Daniel Putkowski, paperback, 350pp, $16, ISBN 97809815959-4-8, Hawser Press, 2009.
Close to the Erbil Citadel, inside the Hawser Printing House, five employees have been working almost day and night for more than two weeks, printing the candidates' posters who are set to participate in the elections planned to take place on March 6th.
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As the classification society, DNV ensured that the class requirements were complied with for all the significant elements in this project such as subsea hose, buoy, floating hoses, the mooring system, and mooring hawser system.
To "kedge," an epigraph to the poem explains, is "To warp a ship, or move it from one position to another by winding in a hawser attached to a small anchor dropped at some distance.
The Wiener Park team included Lucy Zelinka and Ingrid Hawser, current World Over-35 Championship runners-up, while the local team included former top Czech Republic professionals Iva Simunkiva nee Budarova and Vladislav Savdra.