Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hawsepipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An iron pipe fitted into a hawse-hole to prevent the wood from being abraded.

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Examples

  • Even as he spoke, they heard the rumble of chain through hawse-pipe, and from the veranda saw a big black-painted schooner, swinging to her just-caught anchor.

    Chapter 14

  • Over their coffee, they heard the rumble of an anchor-chain through a hawse-pipe, tokening the arrival of a vessel.

    A GOBOTO NIGHT

  • As they drink their coffee an anchor-chain is heard rumbling through a hawse-pipe and Gee says, "It's David Grief," and Deacon calls the deduction "unadulterated poppycock."

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • I swung over the side on a rope, got my feet in the hawse-pipe, reached down and grabbed the chain.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • But now my first heave on the winch-lever started it slipping, and in an instant it was whizzing out of the hawse-pipe and overboard.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • The tug's cable had scarcely ceased to rattle through the hawse-pipe when the opening shots, delivered through a megaphone, rang out across the water.

    The Long Trick

  • Already the steam capstan was clanking dolorously as fathom after fathom of chain crept with seeming reluctance through the hawse-pipe.

    The Submarine Hunters A Story of the Naval Patrol Work in the Great War

  • The Snark's anchor rumbled the chain through the hawse-pipe, and we lay without movement on a "lineless, level floor."

    Chapter 5

  • As the chain roared and surged through the hawse-pipe he noticed a number of native women, lusciously large as only those of Polynesia are, in flowing ahu's, flower-crowned, stream out on the deck of the schooner on the beach.

    The Devils of Fuatino

  • The Snark's anchor rumbled the chain through the hawse-pipe, and we lay without movement on

    Adventures in Dream Harbor

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  • "An iron pipe fitted into a hawse-hole to prevent the wood from being abraded."

    - The Century Dictionary

    August 4, 2010