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Upon this sheave, a smaller horizontal pulley x′ rubs, whose upper face is covered with leather to increase the friction.
The water was smooth as oil, and so still that not a creaking rope or rattling sheave disturbed the deathlike silence.
THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
Opening my eyes, I thrust at the opening of the sheave with the end of the line; but it was knotted, and would not go through.
THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
Unfortunately the halliards had somehow got jammed aloft in the sheave, and the sail would not come down.
THE VOYAGE OF THE AURORAHARRY COLLINGWOOD
I could see men moving about; I could hear the creaking of the blocks, as the light roll drew a rope over a sheave.
JIM DAVISJOHN MASEFIELD
These machines cut off their plates for the end of the tree, which are exactly the thickness for the intended sheave.
Oh, you can't beat three sheave-blocks, George, for finishing off a bad tusker.
A narrow-rimmed wheel with a groove used for the same purpose is termed a sheave.
Signal haulyards are for hauling up the colours, and pass through a small sheave, in the truck , at the end of the topmast.
Rig the boom out until the inner sheave-hole is clear of the cap.
THE SEAMAN'S FRIENDRICHARD HENRY DANA

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