His only hope was to raise her, to catch her at full speed, And oft-times he had been known to catch the trail rope off his steed.
Everybody was either trying to dodge the grapnel or catch the trail rope.
When descending, as the trail rope reaches the ground the balloon is relieved of a portion of its weight and becomes more buoyant.
The other was secured against escape by means of a trail rope, which was bound about his wrists and ankles.
We rode up to the front of the principal one, dismounted, and hitched our horses by dropping the trail rope to the ground.
A trail rope was also used so as to break the shock which might result from a sudden fall.
Suppose, however, that as soon as the side sail is hoisted a trail rope is also dropped aft from a spar in the rigging.
Unless the balloon is held captive it is supplied also with a trail rope.
The balloon was to be kept near the earth, and steered, as far as this might be practicable, by means of a trail rope.