• WordNet 3.6
    • n handline a fishing line managed principally by hand
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n handline A fishing-line worked by hand without a rod. It may be a single line with one or more hooks baited and sunk to or near the bottom, or thrown to any desired distance by means of a weight, and managed from the shore, or from a boat anchored or moving slowly; or the line may be drawn rapidly over the surface of the water behind a sail-boat, as in the capture of bluefish, Spanish mackerel, striped-bass, black-bass, etc., either with a bait or with only some shining object to lure the fish, as in trawling or trolling.
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In literature:

I'm ignorant in handlin' words.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
I knew the throuble wud come soon enough widout any handlin' av mine, an' I dreaded ut sore.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
An' she's the sort that needs handlin' right.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
You an' Sam can back it up, but I'm handlin' the cards.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Matty Smith has been handlin' thet since this heah burg was a kid in short dresses.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
You'll break this one to handlin' cattle.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
She was like handlin' a wildcat!
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
They ain't easy handlin'.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Rabbit she's as good as any man on the range handlin' sheep, she can draw a man's pay wherever she goes.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
There's one man to every motor, handlin' the controls or the throttle.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
An' I can tell yer their stuff tykes a bit o' handlin'.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
To be sure that second plane is our own bus, with my pal handlin' the stick.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb
Leonidas was standin' up on the seat, wearin' his silk hat and handlin' a megaphone.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
I can't see why so many makes sich a fuss 'bout handlin' mules.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
There's Jim Monaghan handlin' that pick as if he was in the last stages o' consumption.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
The boss is handlin' him.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
Its a way Ive worked out for handlin bad horses.
""That's me all over, Mable"" by Edward Streeter
Don't go handlin' it, please.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Best leave it, after all, to them dandy folks; they was used to handlin' her and they knowed how.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
Dory-handliner, by the looks o' her.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace

In news:

At top from left, Firefighter Kevin Chenet and Engineer Bob Pursley operate a master stream while, at bottom from left, Engineer Mark Brown and Firefighter Gregg Mathiak work a handline to extinguish the blaze.
Minimum 150 feet 2 ½ inch handline Smooth bore nozzle, preferably 1 1/8 inch Engine.
Use of the 2 ½ inch handline seems to have been abandoned in recent history.
Establishing a water supply and stretching the correct handline for life safety and fire control are the critical tasks for engine companies.
Getting handlines into the stairways is a vital task to protect the occupants during their escape, and control most vertical fire spread.
When the handliner is empty the operator returns to the melter and fills it up again.
Handline for crabs from the Love Creek Bridge in Long Neck.

In science:

We believe that the use of CLP(FD) can greatly facilitate the transition of declarative extensions of action languages to concrete and effective implementations, overcoming some inherent limitations (e.g., efficiency and limited handlin g of numbers) of other logic-based systems (e.g., ASP).
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)