The lugger anchored outside the cove; we got up our kedges and rowed out to her, and a dozen shoreboats did the same.
A smaller one by two-thirds than the bowers, and larger than the kedges, used to ride steady, or moor with occasionally.
A small hawser or warp used to move a ship from one part of a harbour or road to another by means of boats, steamers, kedges, &c.
I ordered all the boats to try to tow off the Resolution; and when I saw this was practicable, we hove up the two kedges.
In a few minutes the fireship ran into the man-of-war, "and grappled to her sides" with kedges thrown into her shrouds.
When one broadside was entirely out of action, he used his cables, kedges and springs, and brought the other batteries to bear.
To these kedges lighter chains were secured; and when all the bights were hove-in, to as equal a strain as possible.
Two kedges were found, and a hawser was bent to one, when the launch was carried outside of the bar and anchored.