Definition of Hoistings
1. hoisting [n] - See also: hoisting
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoistings
Literary usage of Hoistings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Implant in by John Ayrton Paris (1853)
"That is the hoistings, sir," exclaimed Ned Hopkins, " from which Giles Gingerly, the celebrated American Merry-andrew, will exhibit his buffoonery, ..."
2. Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Illustrate by John Ayrton Paris, George Cruikshank (1827)
"That is the hoistings, SIT," exclaimed Ned Hopkins, " from which Giles Gingerly, ... Hoistings ! why, Ned, you pronounce the word as though your mouth were ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"... [best-ings, hoistings], sb. The first milk given by the cow after calving. ' Beasting-custard,' and ' beasting-pudding,' are delicacies made from it. ..."
4. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"Her dissensions with her husband, their differences of opinion, and puny wranglings, hoistings of two standards, reconciliations for the sake of decency, ..."
5. New Testament Illustrations: Comprising Choice Selections, Anecdotes by William Basil Jones (1875)
"Now it is chiseled and polished, till, at length, finished in beauty, by block and tackle it is raised, with mighty hoistings, high in air, ..."