A Petraeus pull-up is nothing as simple as hoisting your own body weight up and down a few dozen times.
Meanwhile on the streets, dissatisfied Nigerians are hoisting signs reading, “Please Find Our Daughters” and “Can Anyone Hear Me?”
History has no shortage of rogue explorers seizing land, hoisting their flags, and building new societies.
But it also could create a problem for Chávez, hoisting Jaua into the national spotlight.
They filed past hoisting homemade flags, university flags, Mexican flags, flags that said “Ayotzi Vive.”
This time the voice was distinct in the silence that followed the hoisting of the sail.
"He appears to be hoisting a yard on his foremast," replied Scott.
The ship was well provided with hoisting machines, but, for some reason, this help was not permitted us.
While they were hoisting the sails, Riquer's father appeared.
We then laid in the oars, and commenced our preparations for hoisting the sail to a breeze, which then blew from the southward.
1540s, "to raise," earlier hoise (c.1500), probably originally past tense of Middle English hysse (late 15c.), which is probably from Middle Dutch hyssen (Dutch hijsen) "to hoist," related to Low German hissen and Old Norse hissa upp "raise." A nautical word found in most European languages (e.g. French hisser, Italian issare, Spanish izar), but it is uncertain which had it first. Related: Hoisted; hoisting. In phrase hoist with one's own petard, it is the past participle.
For 'tis the sport, to have the engineerMeaning "to lift and remove" was prevalent c.1550-1750. As a noun, 1650s, from the verb.
Hoist with his own petar: and it shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines,
And blow them at the moon: O 'tis most sweet,
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
["Hamlet," Act III, Scene iv]
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