from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of a hand-line; the act or method of catching fish with a hand-line.


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  • An oral informant from Calvert, for example, had joined her husband from her middle years to retirement in handlining for cod, having also raised a family of fifteen children and worked in the family saw mill through her earlier married life.

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  • So I'm gently handlining the now-doubly-tired fish, which again reached the net ... and the hook pulls out.

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  • They are equipped with inboard diesel motors and are also used primarily for handlining and trolling.

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  • Fishermen generally employ these catamarans for trolling and handlining.

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