Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A line used to catch fish.
“It was Sunday morning, so that the crew, except for working the ship, had its time to itself, and soon the carpenter, with a rope for a fish-line and a great iron hook baited with a chunk of salt pork the size of my head, captured first one, and then the other, of the monsters.”
“The primary sound is produced by a bow of nylon fish-line, which is rosined, and that's just threaded under the piano string and across it.”
“I admired his sullen face, the mechanism of his jaw, and then I saw that from his lower lip — if you could call it a lip — grim, wet, and weaponlike, hung five old pieces of fish-line, or four, and a wire leader with the swivel still attached, with all their five big hooks grown firmly in his mouth.”
“Mr. Paradise had left his automobile back some way on the road and had walked to the place where he was accustomed to sit almost every day, holding an unbaited fish-line in the water while he stared at the river passing in front of him.”
“Her only fear was lest she be entangled in the fish-line.”
“Strung on a fish-line hanging from a spike were a half-dozen swordfish darts.”
“Thus Mr.. Bobbsey cried to the small twin, and thus Mr. Bobbsey also warned his son, who had pulled up his pole with a jerk, when he felt a nibble on the fish-line.”
“They had no fish-line and tackle, but they caught fish in the lake.”
“Bless my fish-line, that's so!" agreed Mr. Damon.”
“So I took my fish-line and sat still as a mouse, while he looked up and down the river, and whistled to himself -- when he got a good idea, I guess, for after he'd whistled some, he'd let the boat drift and make marks in his sketch-book.”
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