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harl1

/hærl; hɑːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to drag (something) along the ground
2.
(intransitive) to drag oneself; trail along
3.
(transitive) to cover (a building) with a mixture of lime and gravel; roughcast
4.
(intransitive) to troll for fish
noun
5.
the act of harling or dragging
6.
a small quantity; a scraping
7.
a mixture of lime and gravel; roughcast
Derived Forms
harling, noun
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

harl2

/hɑːl/
noun
1.
(angling) a variant of herl

herl

/hɜːl/
noun (angling)
1.
the barb or barbs of a feather, used to dress fishing flies
2.
an artificial fly dressed with such barbs
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Low German herle, of obscure origin
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