He clung to the rail there and braced one naked foot against a stanchion.
It seemed to him he remained there precariously alone with the stanchion for a long, long time.
Leslie was lying on a plank bench, securely chained from the ankles to an iron ring firmly set in the stanchion over his head.
She was not lashed either, except that her painter was fast to a stanchion.
Two other natives who were in the canoe leaped overboard, but soon got in again, and threw away the stanchion.
“Looks as if he had run against a stanchion in the dark,” I observed.
For a moment he paused as though to think, holding to a stanchion.
Dick kept to his resolution of clinging tightly to a stanchion.
Dan made the rope fast to a cleat on the after stanchion, then took a twist about his own arm with the free end.
Whin they were goin' again I saw me assistant houldin' to a stanchion.
mid-14c., from Old French estanchon "prop, brace, support" (French étançon), probably from estant "upright," from present participle of ester "be upright, stand," from Latin stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).