apeak, when the cable is hove taut, so as to bring the vessel nearly over the anchor.
Both parties appeared for some seconds as if spellbound, and the oars on both rafts were for a while held “apeak.”
Their anchors were apeak, and they were ready to get under way at a moment's notice.
The men at once threw their oars “apeak,” as they say; that is, raised them straight up in the air, and waited for further orders.
Never was sail made on the Osprey more quickly, and by the time that the anchor was apeak all the lower sails were set.