Definitions starting with H

ID #2145

hice, hist, hyst, h'ist

/hays/ [Atlantic; cf. OED hoise, now hoist to raise aloft by means of a rope or pulley and tackle, originally nautical: 1547 "Hyce up an ancre"; cf. also Scots hise hoist CSD, also US dial. South WSC] v. to raise; to lift (also from beneath): 1895 'E h'ist up de cahrt (Edwards 95). 1936 He hist erry flag on d' boat (Dupuch 94). Da's a block wha' you hire vessel sail wit' (Andros). (Black)

Tags: nautical, verb

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Last update: 2010-10-17 02:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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