Heel chain

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heel chain (Naut) a chain passing from the bowsprit cap around the heel of the jib boom.
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Usage

In literature:

With a bound he struck the chain-traces from the singletree at Nancy's heels.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
His heel on Europe, monarchies in chains To France, I am as though I had never been!
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
In the same space are chain-pipes to the locker below and the heel of the bowsprit.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
The long purple mantle hung to his heels and the royal chain of gold was about his neck.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
Chain 1, a double in each stitch all around, making 2 doubles in the widening spaces at side of toe and in the middle of heel.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
Accordingly, when Bernadine tumbled off the chain head-over-heels backwards, there was a howl of derision.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Suddenly a "flaw" of wind made the vessel heel, bringing more pressure on the chain.
"Harper's Young People, April 20, 1880" by Various
He obediently turned on his heels, transferring Tommy's chain from one hand to the other.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
In one instance a living chain was made by tying seven unhappy beings head to heels.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

She held a dozen men to heel —
Rich spoil of war was hers,
In hose and gown and ring and chain,
From twenty mariners,
And, by Port Law, that week, men called
Her Salem Hardieker's.
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

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