He clung to the rail there and braced one naked foot against a stanchion.
She was not lashed either, except that her painter was fast to a stanchion.
Leslie was lying on a plank bench, securely chained from the ankles to an iron ring firmly set in the stanchion over his head.
“Looks as if he had run against a stanchion in the dark,” I observed.
Two other natives who were in the canoe leaped overboard, but soon got in again, and threw away the stanchion.
Dick kept to his resolution of clinging tightly to a stanchion.
For a moment he paused as though to think, holding to a stanchion.
It seemed to him he remained there precariously alone with the stanchion for a long, long time.
Dan made the rope fast to a cleat on the after stanchion, then took a twist about his own arm with the free end.
Whin they were goin' again I saw me assistant houldin' to a stanchion.
mid-14c., from Old French estanchon "prop, brace, support" (French étançon), probably from estant "upright," from present participle of ester "be upright, stand," from Latin stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).