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Usage examples for thole

  1. They are fastened to the gunwale by short pieces of rope, and work in a moveable iron crutch on an iron thole- pin. – Battles with the Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. But when they cam to the Biddes law, The Johnstones bade them stand and draw; " We've done nae ill, we'll thole nae wrang, " But back to Wamphray we will gang," And out spoke Willy o' the Kirkhill, " Of fighting, lads, ye'se hae your fill." – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  3. I mind, Corp went on, how when you was little you couldna see a bairn without rocking your arms in a waeful kind o' a way, and we could never thole the meaning o't. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  4. She lowered it quietly, stowed it, found and inserted the thole- pins, and shipped the paddles. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  5. As each rose to his feet, he was first relieved of a bright revolver, which served to increase the moral front of the enemy, then led out to the booby- hatch, on which lay a newly broached coil of hambro- line and pile of thole- pins from the boatswain's locker. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  6. The grind of oars between the thole- pins came distinctly across the water from far- distant boats, while songs and calls of birds, faint and etherealized, reached them from the shores. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  7. The oars bumped on the thole- pins. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  8. Northmour took the tiller; the boat rose to the waves, and the oars between the thole- pins sounded crisp and measured in the morning air. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  9. Forthwith a thorough inspection of the boat was set about by the lads: they tested the oars, they tested the thole pins, they had a new piece of cork put into the bottom. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  10. " Give him the thole pins, Neal," said Maurice, " and then pull away." – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  11. Here he was searched again for jack- knife or brass knuckles, bound with the hambro- line, gagged with a thole- pin, and marched forward, past the prostrate first mate, who lay quiet in the scuppers, and the erect but agonized second mate, gagged and bound to the fife- rail, to the port forecastle, where he was locked in with the Chinese cook, who, similarly treated, had preceded. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  12. He turned over the boat, and contrived that the bow and stern should rest upon two little hillocks, so as to raise it above the level of the sand beneath it two or three feet; he spread out the sail from the keel above, with the thole- pins as pegs, so as to keep off the rays of the sun. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  13. But the sort of life I was leading was very decidedly uncomfortable; and I entreated so earnestly to be allowed to make myself useful in some way, that he set me to make a row- lock for a boat, or a few thole- pins, or some other trivial things, that served to occupy attention and divert the mind. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  14. I grant you that's the hardest thing to thole. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  15. But his sister went to Dumfries to learn the high- class millinery, and since then Miss Seraphina cannot thole him. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  16. Care must be taken also to have a sufficient width between the thole- pins to prevent the oar from locking on the full reach. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  17. Sorra a shirt have I but the one, an' it has stuck on my back so long that I can thole it no longer." – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  18. Kings have to thole many things if they are to rule justly. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
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