I suspect that every politician has had a least one hawser bought and paid for by a special interest and more than likely they were given a yacht to use the hawser on as well.
Fortunately, during our ocean adventures in Wilmington, we never needed to use a hawser.
Sometimes I feel like I need a life hawser.
A. Leland needed a hawser to extract the boxwood from the ground.
"Back off you hawser!" said the Brooklynite to his rival.
--Mr. Big Food