cast loose


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Assisted the victim of the most horrible of all false imprisonments to escape; or cast loose on the wide world of London an unfortunate creature, whose actions it was my duty, and every man's duty, mercifully to control?
At that moment Commander Farragut was ordering the last moorings to be cast loose which held the Abraham Lincoln to the pier of Brooklyn.
The frigate, immediately upon coming to an anchor, got springs on her cables, and with he guns; cast loose and her men at their quarters, lay in the circular basin of Papeete, with her broadside bearing upon the devoted town; while her numerous cutters, hauled in order alongside, were ready to effect a landing, under cover of her batteries.
When all was reported safe, the horses were cast loose and turned out to graze.
if I had only been cast loose on the ballrooms of London, to qualify under Hymen, for a golden degree