The Christabel was about a cable's length ahead of them.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
Suddenly the sea parted right off the port bow, and not half a cable's length ahead.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
We were still scarce a cable's length from them.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Before the conspirators had gone a cable's length, he succeeded.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
The brig had got within a cable's length of them.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
She lay only a cable's length from the Skylark, and they could see all that was going on upon her deck.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
The galiot came in, and anchored a cable's length from her.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
He was gazing intently at the conic rock which rose from the water a cable's length ahead of him, off a point on the main shore.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
It returned without having found the requisite depth at a cable's length from shore.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Any distance ordered to be preserved among ships, exceeding a cable's length.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Then reversing engines, she almost lost way at less than a cable's length from the transport.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Less than a cable's length on the starboard column's beam was the cruiser.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
At 11 A. M. they landed on a reef, running out about a cable's length from a small island.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Even a ship under full spread of canvas could not have been seen, though passing at a cable's length from the raft.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
Soon Top's barks ceased, and the vessel continued her course at a few cable-lengths from the coast.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
She was a full cable's length from the shore, advancing very slowly.
"Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point" by Alice B. Emerson
At half a cable's length the voices of the leadsmen, inarticulate and faint before, could be clearly heard.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
Silently they pulled towards us in two columns: we let them approach within a quarter of a cable's length.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston
She escaped the reef but by half a cable's length, it seemed, and on she drove to the westward.
"Antony Waymouth" by W.H.G. Kingston
The action was fought at the distance of nearly a cable's length from the enemy.
"Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar." by Alfred H. Miles