Cable buoy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cable buoy an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in rocky anchorage.
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Usage

In literature:

Floating telegraph-offices will buoy the cable.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
One was to cut the cable, and support one end in the water by a buoy until the rest could be unraveled.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878" by Various
The bottom is black soft mud, with some patches of rocks; for which reason vessels that lie here any length of time buoy their cables.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
I noticed that a buoy had been fixed to the end of the cable inboard.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
Have a buoy on the cable and have it ready to slip at a moment's notice, and the sails all ready to hoist.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Let Boxie see that the cable is buoyed and ready to run out at a moment's notice.
"Within The Enemy's Lines" by Oliver Optic
Owing to its position and the dipping of the life-buoy with its burden, the cable formed a pretty steep slope from the shore.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
The anchor was dropped to a short cable and buoyed ready to slip.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
When a vessel slips her cable she attaches a buoy to it in order afterwards to recover it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Further and further we went until finally our cable was tied to a huge buoy and we were at our moorings.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
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In news:

Photo Contributed A photo provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority shows a buoy and its anchor cable.
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