from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish-hook to which is attached an artificial fly as a lure.
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Taumafamua was the name of this month, _the first of plenty_, that means, fish and other food became plentiful, and then followed what were called the palolo and fly-hook feasts.
At the moment a smile of intelligence lit up Paul's features, and he pointed to the extemporised fly-hook which still dangled from the bank.