In vain, however, they attempted to cast off the grappling irons.
They did get the body finally, with grappling irons, but the soul had fled.
Before the ships could be separated, grappling irons were thrown, and in a second the three were locked in a close embrace.
The boats searching further out, near the sand-bank, used nets instead of grappling irons.
Don't wait for the sloop or think about her, but just see that the grappling irons are fast, and then get aboard.
It was as he had thought: the grappling irons of the pirate sloop had parted, and it had drifted away.
As a matter of fact, we pulled away great chunks of the masonry with the grappling irons, and brought some of it back with us.
Others ran to the grappling irons, and the rest began to shoot with their bows.
Shortly after the boarding that was stopped so happily, the grappling irons of the Parisian vessel were removed.
The enemy could not approach near without these bridges descending with their grappling irons and holding them fast to the Romans.