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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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The answer is cordage, the general name for thread, string, cord, rope, hawser, and cable.
Heavy storm and giant waves caused damage to hawsers of the ships in the harbour.
Airship forwards," rings out the observation officer's order into the shed, drawn by powerful hands, held between the guiding rails by steel hawsers on running blocks the colossus slides out of the shed.
In fact, the disc does not hover, but is suspended from the soaring height of the Chapter House's circular, domed gallery by nine slender steel hawsers.
While I was checking out the old ancestor-in-law I came across the phrase 'splicing the main brace', which I confess I thought was something a sailor might do with knots and hawsers.
They want a luxury SUVAupowerful, sumptuous, swimming in privilegeAubut they themselves are appalled at the overage of tonnage in vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz M-class, BMW X5 or Land Rover LR3, the latter of which looks as if it should be throwing out its hawsers next to the Queen Mary.
But I don't know what actor would be willing to play Koch, who comes across here as a schlemiel twirled like a top and bound fast by the silken hawsers Ashbery spins.
Because the rescuers know they are not directly responsible for the welfare of the Patna, they ready themselves without the slightest compunction to abandon the ship just in case the listing Patna continues to sink: "mind you (notez bien), all the time of towing we had two quartermasters stationed by the hawsers with axes, to cut us clear of our tow in case she .
The Chief Officer, Stenhouse, brought the ship back to Cape Evans through newly formed ice and ordered steel hawsers attached to two embedded anchors on shore as part of the wintering preparations.
The wreckage of the plane, a prototype of Britain's newest turbo-jet airliner, was secured with hawsers to lorries and tractors parked 50 yards away.
The organizers of the United Nations, notably such distinguished Americans as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ralph Bunche, in effect tried to constrain all nations within the legal steel hawsers of a doctrine of collective security.
You are encouraged to lend a hand on the 150 miles of ropes and hawsers, join the ship's watches or even polish the occasional piece of brasswork - unless of course you prefer to sip rum punches, plunge into the two swimming pools or just sunbathe.