Stay-tackle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stay-tackle a large hoisting tackle fixed by a pendant to the mainstay of a ship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stæg; Dut. stag, Ger. stag.

Usage

In literature:

You kids stay here, I'll tackle it.
"The Story of the Treasure Seekers" by E. Nesbit
In this manner in the course of half an hour the launch hung suspended from the stay, at a sufficient height to apply the yard-tackles.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
In covering him, always stay back of him, where you can watch him, and tackle him just in the nick of time if the ball is passed to him.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
This was done, however, and all ascended to the deck but two of the crew, who remained to hook-on the yard and stay-tackles.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The sail was then loosely stowed for a while, and a double- purchase block and tackle rigged up in its place on the stay.
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
No, I guess I'll let you young fellows tackle that; I'll stay here in this world where things don't move so fast.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
I'll have him out soon; don't stay for me, I can tackle him.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
It is larger than the jigger-tackle, but smaller than the fore and main yard-tackles or the stay-tackles.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I stayed aboard and tackled the code.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He sat up and pulled out a block and tackle; and with it he fell to hammering at a stay.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
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In news:

IRVING — An owner who loves the art of the deal suppressed his tendencies, stayed put and curbed his philosophical qualms to pull the trigger on an offensive tackle.
On Michael Franti's, Stay Human (recorded with his chameleonlike band, Spearhead), the alternative rapper and social activist tackles two hot buttons: the death penalty and medical marijuana.
On Michael Franti's, Stay Human (recorded with his chameleonlike band, Spearhead ), the alternative rapper and social activist tackles two hot buttons: the death penalty and medical marijuana.
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