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VAN to VEER away the cable
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VEER and haul
VEER away the cable

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VEER and haul

To VEER and haul, to pull a rope tight, by drawing it in and slackening it alternately, till the body to which it is applied acsuires an additional motion, like the increased vibrations of a pendulum, so that the rope is straitened to a greater tension with more facility and dispatch. This method is particularly tiled in hauling the bowlines.

The wind is said to veer and haul when it alters its direction, and becomes more or less fair. Thus it is said to veer aft and to haul forward.


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