Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-line; a fishing-line worked by hand without a rod. See hand-line.
  • n. A horizontal line, as in a genealogical table, which is carried lower down when the space for continuing it horizontally is insufficient.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He taught me how to bait a hook and dangle a drop-line in the water with just enough slack to get a bite.

    The Hand You’re Dealt

  • Charles A. Dana, editing the New York _Sun_, printed this drop-line, and said it was a proof that Lincoln had no hand in his Vice being proposed or nominated.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Charles A. Dana, editing the New York Sun, printed this drop-line, and said it was a proof that Lincoln had no hand in his Vice being proposed or nominated.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • While we were lolling in our boat, half drowsy with the warm stillness of the day and the dullness of our sport, one of our party, a worthy alderman, was overtaken by a slumber, and, as he dozed, suffered the sinker of his drop-line to lie upon the bottom of the river.

    Tales of a Traveller

  • Pic. 3 shows as DeSpot successfully detect (mark) drop-line of first frame.

    Doom9's Forum

  • Pic. 4 shows as DeSpot successfully detect (mark) drop-line of second frame.

    Doom9's Forum

  • Mr. Jerome explained that this will introduce the Island's youngest anglers to the different ways one can put a line in the water, from drop-line fishing to fly-fishing.

    Vineyard Gazette - Top Stories

  • Check availability in your area on the website because clerks ( "associates") will not know or claim not to know about the drop-line availability.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • It disallows any cramming as voice calling capability does not technically exist on your drop-line.

    chicagotribune.com -

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