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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.

    Fishing with a Worm

  • 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!

    Fishing with a Worm


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