Had the strikers fixed the winches with the purpose of killing strike-breakers?
Winches may be bought at all tackle shops, and of any size you wish.
Larkwell was testing the winches and checking the cables when they arrived.
They served to anchor the winches during the lowering of the rocket.
All the time I could hear the steamer's winches at work hoisting and lowering.
Not that anybody knew, or cared, what "rigging the winches aft" meant.
Then the offender is laid on a wooden trestle, cords are bound to his limbs and then steadily tightened with winches.
He points out how rods are best made, the best sort of winches, lines and hooks, and proves himself a safe guide to the purchaser.
Twice during the first hour did two of her winches break down, and each time they caused a delay of fully twenty minutes.
This end was drawn back by means of levers and winches against the twist of the bundle of sinews and held by a catch.