What must be done was to get a hawser to the schooner, and then, by means of the breeches-buoy, haul off the wrecked men.
Then the Miami dropped her anchor, to hold her place for the breeches-buoy.
The breeches-buoy, therefore, could only be made fast to the stump of the mast a few feet above the deck.
I'd love to see you in a breeches-buoy, Perry, and I couldn't if it was dark.
The master of the steamer made no verbal comment upon the work when he clambered out from the breeches-buoy.
When there are a great many people to be saved, this car is used in place of the breeches-buoy.
With the weight of a man on it, the breeches-buoy line sank below the surface of the water, or rather the mush-ice.
Everything worked without a hitch, the hawser was got on board and the breeches-buoy hauled out.
He found him conscious but unable to swim, the jerk from the breeches-buoy having twisted a sinew in his thigh.
The principal apparatus consists of surf- and life-boats, Lyle gun and breeches-buoy apparatus and life-car.