Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of fishing with hook and line; angling: distinguished from net-fishing.

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Examples

  • Criteria for getting on the official crew list included being able to demonstrate previous involvement in the industry, having successfully passed an SA Maritime Safety Authority training course, and being able to demonstrate a degree of dependence on line-fishing as an income source.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • West coast and the Agulhas banks, but a trend in world markets to pay a higher price for line-caught hake has resulted in the development of a hake line-fishing industry in South Africa, Sea

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They go out line-fishing in small boats, which are frequently lost in the fog and never heard of again.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • This, however, is not the case; line-fishing is universal, and the lights serve mostly for signals.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • We are going to have to enhance our efforts to get the species back on the trajectory it was on, and we will need to re-look at the most significant human threats - bycatch from shrimp and other trawlers and gill nets, hook and line-fishing, and boat strikes.

    Signs of the Times

  • A tuna boat that was line-fishing for reef fish]] and several sailing yachts were reportedly offshore during the visit as well.

    Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands

  • This elevation, added to that of the building, effaced the lack of proportion of the roof and gave to the whole a most imposing appearance; it seemed as if the rocks were a part of the building to which it served as foundation, for the stones had ended by assuming the same color, and it would have been difficult to discover the junction of man's work and that of nature, had it not been outlined by a massive iron balcony running across the entire length of the first story, whence one could enjoy the pleasure of line-fishing.

    Gerfaut — Complete

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