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How to use capstan in a sentence
"This organized conspiracy on your part," the capstan gurgled, taking his cue from the mast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
I would drive her faster, but as the lift is hanging in the capstan rope under water, they are not willing to risk it.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
By the help of the capstan he had raised to the deck of the Durande the package which he had made of the lading of the sloop.
The cargo of the sloop hoisted on to the deck by the capstan, compact as he had made it, was an encumbrance.
I tied myself around another capstan, and I says, "Good-night, Tommy!"The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton