hoisting

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hoisting

[′hȯist·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Raising a load, especially by means of tackle.
Either of two power-shovel operations: the raising or lowering of the boom, or the lifting or dropping of the dipper stick in relation to the boom.
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By crossing and lashing the ends of two spars, and then elevating them in the air like an inverted "V," I could get a point above the deck to which to make fast my hoisting tackle.
The hurry of the times, the loading and discharging organization of the docks, the use of hoisting machinery which works quickly and will not wait, the cry for prompt despatch, the very size of his ship, stand nowadays between the modern seaman and the thorough knowledge of his craft.
It is very fat and tender, and apt to tear in pieces in hoisting it on deck.
We tried to get up sail, Saxtorph hoisting and I holding the turn.
Meanwhile a breeze had sprung up, and in the confusion that ensued on board our vessel in hoisting the sails and taking up those who were in the boat and clinging to its sides, no one missed me and I was left at the mercy of the waves.
"But," said I, "it is not a question of fishing for them with an iron-swivel, hoisting them into the vessel, cutting off their tails with a blow of a chopper, ripping them up, and throwing their heart into the sea!"
The young men in the fort, natives of the United States, were on the point of hoisting the American flag, but were forbidden by Mr.
"And you really think, my dear friend, of hoisting your pennant again?"
Then, having laid him down upon the bench near the rudder, they took to their oars, preferring this to hoisting sail, which might betray them.
Likewise, the whole mine grew before him and beneath him-tunnels, shafts, and galleries, and hoisting plants.
It was Michael's first visit on the Ariel, and he and Jerry had spent a frolicking half-hour on her white deck amid the sound and commotion of hoisting in boats, making sail, and heaving out anchor.
At last, after much dodging search, he finds the Tarshish ship receiving the last items of her cargo; and as he steps on board to see its Captain in the cabin, all the sailors for the moment desist from hoisting in the goods, to mark the stranger's evil eye.