If these were reeved and drawn taut, the cases would be held as in a vice, and the lids could be taken off freely at any time.
While all this was going on a deckhand had reeved a block and tackle through the end of the cargo gaff and passed it to the winch.
The device is affixed with three staples originally intended to be reeved through with leather thongs, although now bent over.
This was reeved through a single pulley–block, making what is termed an endless line.
We now reeved our ropes and rigged our ship the best we could, every man working as if to save our lives in the utmost extremity.
The ensign haulyards are reeved through a small block at the peak end, and lead down to the boom.
Ropes were reeved through pulleys in the ceiling, for raising the wire-ball device to permit entrance.
Handily Joe reeved a purchase and they hauled away until their raft slid off the sloping deck to leeward.
Then they were unbent from the cleats, and reeved together to make a long tow line.
It was reeved through an iron ring that jutted from the stone.