v. raise; lift; elevate; raise to one's mouth in order to drink
We slid by, pretty wide away from the town, and didn't hoist our lantern till we was clear out of sight of it.
Sentence in Classic:
At once he gave directions that his engineers should construct a machine to hoist up these two extraordinary men out of the kingdom.
These last now hoist the bucket within grasp of the Indian, to whom another person has reached up a very long pole.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Minerva sent them a fair wind from the West, 22 that whistled over the deep blue waves 23 whereon Telemachus told them to catch hold of the ropes and hoist sail, and they did as he told them.
They made a cradle of their locked hands and hoisted him up among them and carried him along till he struggled to get free.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
One of them seized the little girl, and hoisted her upon his shoulder, while two others supported her gaunt companion, and assisted him towards the waggons.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Finally a spade struck upon the coffin with a dull woody accent, and within another minute or two the men had hoisted it out on the ground.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Their departure, with the ingenious manner in which they and their sheep were hoisted over the mountains, was a splendid spectacle.
My sobs kept waking me, for a long time; and when one very strong sob quite hoisted me up in bed, I found my mother sitting on the coverlet, and leaning over me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context