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halyard

, halliard
Nautical a line for hoisting or lowering a sail, flag, or spar

halyard

[′hal·yərd]
(naval architecture)
A rope or tackle used to raise or lower a flag, sail, or spar. Also spelled halliard.
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Thoughtless friends jeer at it, and even my landlady herself has no admiration for it, and excuses its presence by the circumstance that her aunt gave it to her.
I shook him by the hand, but by this time he was haw-haw-hawing so abominably that a disgust of him swelled up within me, and with it a passionate desire to jeer once more at Mary A--
So that's settled, and you needn't jeer at adventure any more.
By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them.
They will jeer at me when I prophesy, and prophesy with the utmost confidence, that at the next presidential election the socialists will poll over a million votes.
There was no little fellow but had his jeer and joke at Dobbin; and he bore everything quite patiently, and was entirely dumb and miserable.
A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finger he pointed towards the corpse of my wife.
This was meant for a contemptuous jeer, though the expression of the thin, sickly face remained unchanged, and the utterance was negligent.
They may cough and jeer, and groan in Parliament, and call me fool and madman, but which of them can raise this human sea and make it swell and roar at pleasure?
said Katerina Ivanovna with a jeer, 'you are something mighty precious to be so careful of
then, although the crowd begged him to go on, and tried to provoke him to it by cat- calls, jeers, and shouts of
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe with a volley of jeers and laughter.