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hoist

noun burglary, felonious taking, fraudulent taking, larceny, misappropriation, pilferage, pilfering, robbery, stealing, swindling, theft, thievery, wrongful taking
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You will remember (what Theseus unfortunately forgot) that his father, King Aegeus, had enjoined it upon him to hoist sunshiny sails, instead of black ones, in case he should overcome the Minotaur, and return victorious.
And here is an instance of it," I added, as the tiny local train drew up alongside the platform, and the porters bustled about, opening carriage-doors--one of them helping the poor old man to hoist himself into a third-class carriage, while another of them obsequiously conducted the lady and myself into a first-class.
So, when on one side you hoist in Locke's head, you go over that way; but now, on the other side, hoist in Kant's and you come back again; but in very poor plight.
Then I'd tie her up the way you said, and then I'd hoist up the peak-and throat-halyards again.
If we put these three ammunition cases under the branch, I will soon hoist you on to it.
They set to work to hoist and mount it inside the upper floors of the place.
Just as you get your side beautifully fixed, he gives it a hoist from his end, and spoils it all.
Now, then, what we have to do is to hoist the redskin on to it and leave her here to drown.
Tip climbed quickly to his place, and the Soldier and the Scarecrow managed to hoist the Pumpkinhead to a seat just behind him.
After it is assembled, I shall carry tackle and ropes to the cliff-top, and then it will be comparatively simple to hoist the search-party and its supplies in safety.
Vainly Daylight staggered and stumbled and fell and crept through the snow that was wet with thaw, or across it when the night's frost still crusted it beyond the weight of a man, searching for one more squirrel, striving to achieve one more transmutation of furry leap and scolding chatter into the lifts and tugs of a man's body that would hoist the boat over the rim of shore-ice and slide it down into the stream.
He couldn't hoist worth a cent, and when I fell in a faint, it looked all up with us.