from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The most successful one of several fishermen; the one who takes the most fish with his line: also used adjectively. Also high-hook.


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  • She was among the high-line weavers when the jute mills closed down.


  • Often, the only warning a frayed high-line cable gave before separating was a crack splitting the air like a pistol shot.


  • If you have the high-line covered with your blade, for instance, then having your off-hand at chest level leaves your low-line open.

    Basic Knife Notions

  • The principle is Cover high-line and low-line, whether bare or with a blade.

    Basic Knife Notions

  • So my teacher's teacher adjusted the form to deal with that, starting with a high-line cover.

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  • My teacher, realizing that you could get attacked either way, put the two together, covering the high-line and low-line, one, two! in sequence.

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  • We strive to cover high-line and low-line at all times -- that's a cardinal rule for us.

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  • McGonagle ordered his executive officer and deck crew to inspect the ropes and pulleys that might be needed to high-line the admiral between ships.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • When price rules, the high-line American manufacturers lose.

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  • We talk awhile and I get something of a condensed history of the district—it has been around nearly a hundred years and the high-line—the elevated train track that runs from midtown to the Meatpacking District—was built in the forties so that the meat, which was ferried across from New Jersey, could be put in refrigerated train cars and brought downtown from the ferry landing at Thirty-fourth Street.

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