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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoist  \Hoist\,  v.  t.  [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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