Setting pole

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a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Often a part of the crew would have to leap into the water at the shallows, and wade along with the towing line, while their comrades on board toilfully assisted with oar and setting pole. Sometimes the boat would seem to be retained motionless, as if spell-bound, opposite some point round which the current set with violence, and where the utmost labor scarce effected any visible progress.
The boats, in general, had to be propelled by oars and setting poles, or drawn by the hand and by grappling hooks from one root or overhanging tree to another; or towed by the long cordelle, or towing line, where the shores were sufficiently clear of woods and thickets to permit the men to pass along the banks.
Hamilton managed to set a New Track Record on his way to setting pole, comfortably eclipsing his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who just couldn't keep up.
After setting pole in the first ever Tissot-Superpole sessions for WorldSSP, the Puccetti rider was out in the lead after fighting off wildcard Anthony West when rain started to fall and a tyre problem saw him lowside out of the race.
Having dominated this race for years setting pole three times in four visits, and winning twice, the 2008 champion had been hoping for more.
As a general contractor, I've used mine for hanging cabinets, setting pole barn poles, straightening walls, setting fence posts, leveling floors, hanging suspended ceilings, installing chair rail, leveling footings, stacking block and laying out retaining walls.
After comfortably setting pole position in qualifying at PF - in a field comprising several fast and experienced second-year Senior Rotax contenders - James proceeded to win two of his three heat races.
Ricciardo's time was 1.3 seconds quicker than that achieved by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in setting pole position for Sunday's season-ending grand prix, although it is generally accepted that the circuit was around 1.5secs quicker yesterday than it was over the weekend.
The German, though, has inarguably been one of the stars of the opening seven races of the year, setting pole position in both Shanghai and Istanbul, notching up three rostrum finishes and storming to RBR's breakthrough victory in the top flight at its 75th attempt when he led team-mate Mark Webber to the chequered flag in a crushing and memorable one-two in the Chinese Grand Prix in April.
"Since the middle of 2003 I've been winning races, setting pole position times and heading towards championships," he said, "so it's a bit different this year.
'He has ticked mentally the box that says 'I canbe the fastest guy around the track' by setting pole in Imola.
Rossi was the fastest throughout the whole weekend at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia in Spain, setting pole position in qualifying and then taking a comfortable race win for his ninth victory of the season.