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fishing line



or fishing line

[fish-lahyn] /ˈfɪʃˌlaɪn/
a line attached to a fishhook used in fishing.
Origin of fishline
1630-40, Americanism; fish + line1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "It's a pity we didn't bring a fishing line along," observed Ned.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
  • The stolen pocket-book was suspended in the pit by a piece of fishing line.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • The current flowed very swiftly under the willow tree, and the fishing line was carried far down the stream.

    Rollo in Geneva Jacob Abbott
  • When he was in the fishing line here there wasn't a man worked harder than he did.

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • Peterkin also made a fishing line, and Jack constructed a number of hooks, some of which were very good, others remarkably bad.

    The Coral Island R. M. Ballantyne
  • I threw your fishing line into the brook when you wouldn't let me fish.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
  • He had previously tied the set of teeth to a bit of fishing line having a sinker at the other end.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • To the top of this pole a ball is attached by a stout linen cord or fishing line.

  • Nicholas picked up his fishing line and wound it slowly round the cork.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow

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