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Usage examples for cables

  1. Her banners were unknown to him, her crew were strangers and all in war- array, and as the Warden watched them they ran the ship into a small creek among the mountainous cliffs, made her fast to a rock with stout cables, and then landed and put themselves in readiness for a march. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. He announced his coming by two cables- to Mabel and to Yetta. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  3. Telegraph wires and ocean cables have flashed these events across thousands of miles into the newspaper offices and there great printing presses have recorded them upon paper. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  4. From that to the 18th we continued in Mokha roads with little ease, and to the material injury of our cables. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  5. One is always feeling as if everything, arts, architecture, cables, colleges, nations, had all almost literally happened before, in the ages dark to us, gone the same round of beginning, struggling, and ending. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  6. I'm going down to send off some cables now and get part of our outfit ordered ahead. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  7. These sails, being formed into long hard rolls and placed upon the cables, formed a rampart that, from its non- elasticity, would more effectually check the progress of a round shot than a greater thickness of oak plank. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  8. In this vessel they found two men in the cabin playing cards, whom they seized and bound, and cutting her cables were obliged to make sail upon her, as she was much too large to sweep out. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  9. We have the forest then to go to for gutta- percha, for land poles, and for tar to preserve the cables. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  10. The Dolphin was about two cables length ahead of us. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. The cables and the great ocean steamship lines, which connected South Africa with Europe and America, were owned by British companies, and naturally they were employed by the British Government for its own purposes. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  12. He arose to his full height and carefully adjusted the cables around his neck. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  13. The Golden- Grove parted her cable in the road, but regained her anchor, which the Supply was not lucky enough to accomplish; and she had the additional misfortune of nearly ruining two new cables in sweeping for it. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  14. Two ocean cables were destroyed under the enemy's batteries at Santiago. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  15. At twenty minutes after ten, the boats of the squadron were sent to her assistance, and, having cut her cables, she was towed out of her exposed situation. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
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