mooring

Part of speech: noun

The act of mooring; the place where or fastening by which a vessel or the like is moored.

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Usage examples "mooring":

  1. In losing Evelyn, whom he had loved with all the idealism and reverence of a reckless man for a good woman, he believed, in the bitterness of his spirit, that he had lost all; that he had been cut adrift from the last mooring to a better future, that nothing could hold him back now. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. The steamer was coming in pretty fast, and the pier being encumbered with nets and with crans of newly caught fish, they reached the mooring- place just as the hawser was being thrown ashore. - "The Adventure League", Hilda T. Skae.
  3. " There comes that horrible Long Bill," cried the girl, and before the Texan could make a move to stop her, she seized an ax from the bottom of the boat and brought it's keen edge down upon the mooring line. - "Prairie Flowers", James B. Hendryx.