The tug started on slowly, the boys pulled the anchor up, and Nelson found a sixty-foot rope which would serve as a towline.
He forgot that he was attached by the left shoulder to the towline.
Far from guessing that the towline had snapped, she was not aware that there was one.
In the darkness, and the further obscurity caused by the flying water, the bowsprit had fouled the towline.
The combination always reminds me of a rather stylish tug-boat with its towline attached to a scow on a mud-flat.
There Dan joined him with the towline, and the two pulled the launch up to the 81 nearest wharf.
Ought they to cut the towline, throw out the inside ballast, and cut away the mast to ease the straining at the seams?
I suppose you are prepared to let go the towline if anything goes wrong, Mr. Passford?
At the same moment, he cut the towline and ordered the men on the cutter to return and capture the guard near the Southfield.
In the Hsintan rapid the towline parted, and his junk was smashed to pieces by the rocks, and all that he possessed destroyed.