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heave their cans

Spanish translation: botar/tirar

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23:33 Apr 30, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Military / Defense / combate naval
English term or phrase: heave their cans
contexto.....How to manage a fight at sea, 1653
The captain gives the command: "make fast your grapplings," whereupon one reports to him: " Captain, we are fowl on each other, and the ship is on fire." Cut anything to get clear, and smother the fire with wet clothes.In such a case they will presently be such friends as to help one the other all they can to Get Clear, lest they both should burn together and sink, and if they be generous, the fire quenched, drink kindely one to another; heave their cans over board, and then begin again as before
carolinampuero
Spanish translation:botar/tirar
Explanation:
i think in this context it means to throw out their cans

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-05-01 00:48:51 GMT)
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/heave
2. to throw, esp. to lift and throw with effort, force, or violence: to heave an anchor overboard; to heave a stone through a window.
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Alina Weidell
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botar/tirar


Explanation:
i think in this context it means to throw out their cans

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-05-01 00:48:51 GMT)
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/heave
2. to throw, esp. to lift and throw with effort, force, or violence: to heave an anchor overboard; to heave a stone through a window.

Alina Weidell
United States
Local time: 18:14
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 4
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