Monday, 11 August 2014



1. (trans.) to raise or lift up, especially by mechanical means
1. any apparatus or device for hoisting
2. the act of hoisting
3. (nautical)
a. the amidships height of a sail bent to the yard with which it is hoisted
b. the difference between the set and lowered positions of this yard
4. (nautical) the length of the luff of a fore-and-aft sail
5. (nautical) a group of signal flags
6. the inner edge of a flag next to the staff

He looks glad
To be thus hoisted
Unaware that they are waiting
For him to come down

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