I rang to go ahead; and when the hawser was hauled in, I backed the steamer away from the bank.
Leaping on to it, the boatswain and Lizard made fast the hawser.
A mortar was also brought for the purpose of firing a line over the vessel, to stretch a hawser between it and the shore.
The hawser, however, parted, and with it the last hope of escape.
By the time the hawser was fast on board, the Surf had drifted twice her own length from the ship.
But how do you make a leaf into a cord, a hawser, a sail, or a bag?
To warp a ship ahead, though the tide be contrary, by means of the kedge-anchor and hawser.
The keeping the hove-in part of a cable or hawser clear of the capstan.
At the other end was a hawser which the boat now towed towards the rock.
The pirates then cut the hawser, and seizing their paddles, made off for the shore.
"large rope used for mooring, towing, etc.," late 13c., from Anglo-French haucer, from Old French halcier, haucier, literally "hoister," from Vulgar Latin *altiare, alteration of Late Latin altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old). Altered in English on mistaken association with hawse and perhaps haul.