from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of trawling in use on the Grand Banks, which permits the removal of the fish from the hooks and the baiting of the hooks in a single operation.


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  • He offered an example: "If the slope of the price path … is 2% and inflation has been underrunning the path for some time, monetary policy would strive to catch up to the path: Inflation would be higher than 2% for a time until the path was reattained."


  • The assumption that the men are the ones who matter, and that the women exist only in relation to them, is so silent and underrunning that even we never picked it up until recently.

    The Women’s Room

  • Her voice had an underrunning current of harshness, which was perhaps age.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • On the following morning the Signal Corps men went ashore in a small boat, and while some of the party rehabilitated the office, others underran the cable, cut in near the shore end, and after finding communication satisfactory with Cebu and Liloan, located the fault, the ship's volt-meter indicating when the small boat underrunning the cable came to the break.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route

  • That he was susceptible to adulation and, after the death of his first wife, drifted into associations less admirable than those of his earlier years, are the dark threads of a woof underrunning a majestic warp.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

  • This absolute nature, this divine identity in man, underrunning times, temperaments, individualities, is that which poet and prophet must address: yet to speak _to_ it, they must speak _from_ it; to be heard by the universal heart, they must use a universal language.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • It threw up shoots everywhere, and no sooner was one cut down than from roots underrunning the whole domain of political thought others sprang up with a vigorous and baleful growth.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1

  • It is there that the underrunning streams become charged with sediment, which, as we have noted, they bear in surprising quantities, and it is therefore in this section of the valley that the impress of the ice work is the strongest.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • I overhauled my whole life, beginning with the hour when I first got drunk, as a boy, on board the Sterling, and underrunning every scrape I have mentioned in this sketch of my life, with many of which I have not spoken; and all with a fidelity and truth that satisfy me that man can keep no log-book that is as accurate as his own conscience.

    Ned Myers or, a Life Before the Mast

  • He offered an example: If the slope of the price path…is 2% and inflation has been underrunning the path for some time, monetary policy would strive to catch up to the path: What's News US


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