To freshen the hawse
Freshen Fresh"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freshened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Freshening}] 1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh. [1913 Webster]

2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse. -- Totten. [1913 Webster]

{To freshen ballast} (Naut.), to shift Or restore it.

{To freshen the hawse}, to pay out a little more cable, so as to bring the chafe on another part.

{To freshen the way}, to increase the speed of a vessel. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]


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  • To freshen the hawse — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To freshen the way — Freshen Fresh en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freshened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Freshening}] 1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh. [1913 Webster] 2. To refresh; to revive.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To freshen ballast — Freshen Fresh en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freshened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Freshening}] 1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh. [1913 Webster] 2. To refresh; to revive.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come in at the hawse holes — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freshen — Fresh en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freshened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Freshening}] 1. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty; as, to freshen water, fish, or flesh. [1913 Webster] 2. To refresh; to revive. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse — (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse block — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse piece — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse plug — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawse plug — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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