from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining or proper to the jib or boom of a crane or derrick or its inclination with regard to the post.
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But with these lively quarter-pounders of the Taylor Brook, derricking is a safer procedure.
What I minded was the thought of an hour's vain wading in that roaring stream, whipping it with fly after fly, while R., the foreordained fisherman, was sitting comfortably in a sawmill, and derricking that pair of three-quarter-pounders in through the window!
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