But a couple of minutes at the capstan reassured us.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The loose end was finally picked up and knotted, and the capstan started again.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Only a slight bow; after which he appears to busy himself with the log-slate lying on the capstan-head.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
It has to be hauled up by a capstan.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
He got round an old man's heart like a rope round a capstan.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
On shore stand the mariners of Hythe (in number four), manning the capstan.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
It was consequently impossible to cast anchor, or to use the capstan.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The crew except the captain and the mate were gathered forward round the capstan.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
A solid piece of cast-iron let into the step of the capstan, and in which the iron spindle at the heel of the capstan works.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Someone had 'messed up' our capstan wire.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Thin take the halyards to the fo'c'stle capstan.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
The capstan bars are manned; the sunken cable is drawn taut.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Would it be Doom Dagshaw or Major Capstan?
"If Winter Don't" by Barry Pain
This position was determined by a 12-inch line, which was to be paid out to a fixed mark from the Llanfair capstan.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Strong beams were planted about the Loggan Stone, chains were passed round it, pulleys were rigged, and capstans were manned.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Come here to the capstan, now!
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
The capstan was manned, and the vessel moved slowly away from the quay.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
So he met their gaze frankly and, raising one foot to a capstan, he bent forward with a smile and began.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The apparatus is upon the old principle of the mole ditcher requiring the same capstan power.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
Shows the capstan that served to raise the statue, the size of which is apparent by comparison with the figure of the Indian near it.
"The Mayas, the Sources of Their History / Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries" by Stephen Salisbury, Jr.
'Twas the good ship Gyascutus,
All in the China seas,
With the wind a-lee and the capstan free
To catch the summer breeze.
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
They brought him white kid gloves, and pails,
And candlesticks, and potted quails,
And capstan-bars, and scales and weights,
And ornaments for empty grates.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There be many good songs we have knocked round the world to,
Manned capstan and halliard, reefed, shifted and furled to,
All round the oceans, since first we did roll
By the Straits of Le Mair for Coquimbo with coal.
"The Ship's Good-Bye" by Cicely Fox Smith
The crew was very sorry for their captain's downfall,
But the sight didn't their brave hearts appall;
Because they fastened the ropes to the "Pique" at the capstan,
And the "Pique" was dragged after the "Blanche," the sight was grand.
"An All-Night Sea Fight" by William Topaz McGonagall
Good-be to Dame Romancing an' her dainty feathered frock!
Good-by to all the laughter at the swingin' of the lock!
Good-by to capstan payments, good-by to ships at sea —
If the packets rest a-westin' — ah — westin's right for me!
"I've Been Dreamin'" by Bill Adams
But little need had I to learn what name was hers of old
From wheel or bell or pitted brass on capstan green with mould,
Who knew it like my christened own, as any man would know
The ship's that shared his goodliest years in days of long ago.
"Sold Foreign" by Cicely Fox Smith