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  • n. A fishing line.


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  • Our special effects expert did indeed work up some mechanism for getting the pizza out of the box and onto the roof, using fishline or somesuch.

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  • "Free Library," he vouchsafed, as he began to read, with one hand holding the place while with the other he waited for the tug on the fishline that would announce rockcod.


  • Number one, she IS gorgeous, so whether she was huddling in rain gear next to droopy Kate Gosselin, or in a pink sweatshirt in her Wasilla home, or gutting halibut in a fishline uniform -- she looked non-stop magnetically beautiful.

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  • Call Junior Dr. Kildare back in here and tell him to get his fishline and flashlight ready.

    I Am Not A Psychic!

  • I'd suspend little supermagnets from the ceiling with fishline, dangle them inside precisely-kinked, hand-wound coils, power up the coils and watch how the magnets would move.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He hooked a big snook and was trying to pull it in by himself when his necklace got tangled with the fishline.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • When they had gone in by the dining-room stove to take off their wraps, Grandpa would look up from his knitting, or the nets which he made out of fishline, and smile at them and say, Well, well!

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • He reached into his sporran and pulled out several copper doits, two or three small rocks, a short stick wrapped with fishline, a crumpled letter, and a tangle of hair ribbons.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Claudio's mouth twisted like a fishline with knots in it.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • Remember, if you give your body an impulse sufficient to carry it away from the car to any considerable distance, you will be unable to get back again, unless we can catch you with a boathook or a fishline.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars


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