Then set up hard on the halyard, using the windlass or watch-tackle.
He was not a strong man, but he did the best he could at the halyard, and the mate was satisfied with him.
Scarcely, indeed, had I made fast the halyard than I beheld on the very verge of the horizon what seemed to be a vessel.
"It is all up with us," said Mr. Carboy, the mate, as he dropped the halyard.
Look here, said Stuart firmly, recalling his mind from halyard and jib, this must be attended to at once.
And, knotting the Luttrell flag on the halyard, he hoisted it in a moment.
The Spaniards found themselves obliged to retreat to the poop, and cut the halyard of the mainsail.
Led on by halyard, they sprang on the deck, and pressed forward in a mass.
Neale went up to the roof and mounted the staff with the halyard rove through the block, and hooked the latter in place with ease.
Here, indeed, was a sailor hoist to his own yard-arm with his own halyard.