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Haws are ropes of large diameter made of steel rope , plant fibers or synthetic material, which can be used for standing rigging and running rigging as well as mooring and towing ropes or as anchor hawsers.

Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon from 1905 writes that a hawser is "... a strong rope that is used on ships as a towing line, tying line or mooring line, recently mostly made of steel wire (wire hawser, steel hawser), more rarely hemp (rope hawser, manila wire) is made. Floating tow ropes are steel wire ropes held above water by cork buoys. "

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  1. http://www.zeno.org/Meyers-1905/A/Trosse