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fish pole

Origin of fish pole
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Well take a fish-pole and a boat from the boat-house and catch a breakfast!

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Bob explained why they took the boat, and paid the rental for it, and for the fish-pole.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • It had two legs and carried a fan, or a fish-pole—I couldn't tell which it was—and it was whistling.

    Mollie and the Unwiseman John Kendrick Bangs
  • He carried a fish-pole in one hand, a navy-blue cap in the other.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Then I leave my fish-pole at home, and start out with my gun, and I am think I am kill the biggest bear you ever hear of.

    Brother Billy Frances Maragret Fox
  • After that if he so much as took down his fish-pole, the rumor of it went round, and more than one boy made ready to follow him.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • A fish-pole is a great help in learning that necessary lesson.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The young man went back to the wall with a fish-pole and rescued the recalcitrant skirt, much to her delight.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • I answered “Yes,” and, shouldering my fish-pole, started off across-lots.

  • Then Cathead took his fish-pole and hurried off to join Cottontop Sigsbee for a day's sport with the finny family.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge

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