For some days the sounding-line reached the bottom, and the soil which it brought up indicated land to be at no great distance.
The Captain had his sounding-line going, and I was on the upper deck with the signallers.
The halt is a matter depending on the sounding-line, and not on the leadsman.
Wilson grasped the sounding-line, which lay coiled in its pail, and rushed into the port-shrouds.
Art's sounding-line will never fathom human nature's emotional depths.
It consisted of nothing more than thin twine for a sounding-line, and a cannon ball for a sinker.
When we were found to be short of sounding-line, a grand rope-walk was constructed on the ice.
They were apparently in the same position as before, but his sounding-line showed that the water was slightly falling.
It was misty, and the coast was invisible, but the sounding-line continued to show a depth of from forty to fifty fathoms.
At the ninth sounding-station the red metal disc of the current-meter became entangled in the sounding-line.