Head-boom

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Head-boom a jib-boom or a flying jib-boom
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Boom turned her head, and, regarding him steadily, noted the rising colour and the shuffling feet.
"Sea Urchins" by W. W. Jacobs
The brown, breech-clouted Kanaka sailors moved languidly but quickly to head-sheets and boom-tackles.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
With a sudden impulse, he threw his right hand high above his head and his voice boomed over the crowd in a peal of command.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Their voices boomed dully, as if they were in a huge hogshead which had been headed over.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
At times, as he waited, a faint, far-off, booming sound was heard, which caused the lonely cavalier to lift his head and listen intently.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
With a few booming shots above their heads, we will make them think their Thunder-gods have come!
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Miss Boom turned her head, and, regarding him steadily, noted the rising colour and the shuffling feet.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
A temporary stay lashed half-way in, on the jib-boom; it sets up with lashing-eyes at the fore top-mast head.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Soon a cannon boomed from the bank, and a heavy shell whizzed over their heads.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Both jib-booms and head were carried away, as well as the wheel and ropes.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
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In poetry:

It is said, it is sung, it is written, and read,
It sounds in the ear, and it swims in the head,
It booms in the air, it is borne o'er the sea—
"There's a good time coming," but when shall it be?
"The Plague of Our Isle" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Heading down to the river in Jinja, the hub of Uganda's booming rafting business.
As we head into another hot weekend with Rhythm and Booms and Phish at Alpine Valley, we have some laughs, with thanks to our wonderful caption contest winners, starting with the honorable mentions.
In 2006, the Horrors seemed like the tardiest latecomers to the new garage-rock boom, but their macabre attitude (and buckets of eyeliner) turned enough heads to make them a full-fledged buzz band.
Jack McCluskey of ESPNBoston.com writes: A big man with a bald head and a booming baritone, Addazio can make quite the first impression.
A black baseball cap with the title of his latest comedy , "Here Comes the Boom," which opened Friday, sits atop his head.
Kabre laughed, a booming laugh that cascaded into giggles and head-shaking, when he tried to imagine how his family in Tintilou would react to 101 Constitution.
Ollanta Humala, a left -leaning former military officer, and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an imprisoned ex-president, appeared headed for a runoff election that will leave many investors in this booming economy ruing the options.
A Warning to Parents,XXX and a Pornography Boom May Be Headed for Your Home.
As Revenge 's disparate story lines come to a head, is it too much to hope for a louder boom.
When one thinks of ' Say Anything…,' John Cusak, holding a boom box above his head and serenading Ione Skye with the Peter Gabriel song 'In Your Eyes' likely comes to mind.
Flip Sheave answers the need for a heavy-duty mechanics truck crane boom head that functions in tight or confined spaces, Stellar says.
In The Ditch Towing Products has released " The Revolution ™" Boom Head.
When one thinks of 'Say Anything,' John Cusak, holding a boom box above his head and serenading Ione Skye with the Peter Gabriel song 'In Your Eyes' likely comes to mind.
"Frontline headed for 100" crowns, the financial daily Finansavisen said in a front page headline, adding "the tanker boom is over".
As darkness falls, a burly man lugging a boom box heads into Inwood Hill Park followed by a group of others.
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