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  • n  large heavy rope for nautical use

  • Finally coaxed out the next morning they bungle the job and the hawser, worth 50,000 francs, breaks within an hour.
  • He cuts off pieces of the hawser and pawns them for liquor so that when Annie sets out to tow a schooner into port she is humiliated by finding that she has no rope.
  • Artist Pach has a slanting Slavic forehead, a fiery eye, a mustache like an unravelled hawser.
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  • Problem on Angola Saturno to be resolved "by this weekend" -BP
    LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Wednesday the problem that led it to declare a force majeure on Angola's Saturno grade of crude oil "is expected to be rectified by this weekend". "The failure of a mooring hawser ... 10 days ago has resulted in a temporary reduction of production from the project," BP spokeswoman Sheila Williams said in an emailed response. Traders said on Tuesday that BP had ...
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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