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  • n. A cord or line where the hook or lure is attached.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • adj. a line used in catching fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A line used with hooks and bait in catching fish; a fish-line.
  • n. In zoology, one of sundry simple elongated or extensile tentacular parts of some compound organisms, as the Siphonophora, provided with special urticating organs, thread-cells, or nematocysts. Gegenbaur. Also grappling-line.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached


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  • I had intended to tangle the body in a wad of heavy monofilament fishing line and tangle the line in some brush, to anchor it, but in the end, neither of us had the stomach for the job.

    The Empress File

  • One quick, slippery, pretty twist and the coil of fifty-pound-test fishing line settled tight.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • “Good day to you, sir!” called Rossetti to a boy on the bridge with a fishing line as they passed under him.

    The Wayward Muse

  • Some one dreams of a melon and looks to see if it is ripe; he sees the red color; he dreams of a stream which he thinks is a sewer and smells it to see if it gives off an odor and finds that it does; he dreams of pulling his fishing line to see if there is a fish on it and senses the pull of the fish; I have examples in abundance which go to indicate that taste, smell, tactual, kinæsthetic, color sensation or any other kind will appear in a dream when they are called for to complete the meaning of the dream, but they are not common because they are very rarely needed.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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