hoisted

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hoist \Hoist\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hoisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoisting}.] [OE. hoise, hyse, OD. hyssen, D. hijshen; akin to LG. hissen, Dan. hisse, Sw. hissa.] To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. --Pope.

Hoisting him into his father's throne. --South.

{Hoisting engine}, a steam engine for operating a hoist.


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