lash together

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lash together bind together with a cord or rope "Lash together these barrels!"
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Usage

In literature:

They built two of them twenty-eight feet long and about two feet in the beam and lashed them together, so they had quite a craft.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
He was last seen about nine o'clock one evening on the lower deck of the boat, close to where the two boats were lashed together.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
The stringers should be long enough to overlap the transoms, and should be lashed together at each tip.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
At last Barthelemy thought of lashing some masts together into a raft, on which he sent two men with a cask to seek land.
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
The men on the ship now let go of the raft, and proceeded to lash together the remaining mattresses for themselves.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
More than seven slaves walking or standing together in the road, without a white man, may receive twenty lashes each from any person.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
The uprights on the two sides have their ends bent over and lashed together, forming arches for the roof.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
In the saddle Buck sat all hunched together as if Ward had lashed him with rawhide instead of with stinging words.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
After the Serapis and the Richard had been well lashed together, there began a new phase of the battle, which had already lasted about an hour.
"Paul Jones" by Hutchins Hapgood
Two long pieces of timber had been lashed together at one end, and set up like the letter V inverted.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
Rasba did as he was bid, and lashed the boats together with mooring lines, pin-head to towing bits, and side to side.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
The Chief recovered himself, and the two lashed out at each other so exactly together that the great clubs met in mid-air.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The mast is composed of two bamboos lashed together at the top, their lower ends being made fast to the gunwale.
"Burma" by R.Talbot Kelly
Here he knelt on her, while he lashed her hands together, and then her feet.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
His hands were lashed tightly behind him, and his feet and legs were so firmly pinioned together that he could scarcely move.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Two sticks, lashed together in two places, were found (139585a).
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
They kicked and reared, their drivers lashed and swore, the wagons clashed together.
"Gold" by Stewart White
They found two logs, lashed them together with grape-vine, and half swimming, half paddling, launched out.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
They soon touched, were made to coincide and then lashed securely together.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
While Montoya held his pistol on the guards the boys tied their arms behind them, lashing their elbows together.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In poetry:

The forest laws were sharp and stern,
The forest blood was keen;
They lashed together for life and death
Beneath the hollies green.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley
Then as together the vessels crashed,
Eric severed the cables of hide,
With which King Olaf's ships were lashed,
And left them to drive and drift
With the currents swift
Of the outward tide.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Drifting down on the Danish fleet
Three together the ships were lashed,
So that neither should turn and retreat;
In the midst, but in front of the rest
The burnished crest
Of the Serpent flashed.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

In the spring of 2008, Doug and Mike Starn began building a wide, arch-shaped structure of lashed-together bamboo poles in a giant disused factory building in Beacon, N.Y.
The 100-foot tower is formed by a mish-mash of crude timbers, poles and sticks loosely woven and lashed together in the clearing of a Vanuatu jungle.
(Jan 27, 2011) It's a commonplace for comedians, actors and other celebrities to release hastily lashed together books that are little more than self-aggrandizing tributes to, in the words of Bill Hicks, their own fevered egos.
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