• Hauling Spruce Logs to the Skidway
    Hauling Spruce Logs to the Skidway
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v haul transport in a vehicle "haul stones from the quarry in a truck","haul vegetables to the market"
    • v haul draw slowly or heavily "haul stones","haul nets"
    • n haul the act of drawing or hauling something "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
    • n haul the quantity that was caught "the catch was only 10 fish"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Sleigh Haul The Sleigh Haul
Hauling Logs by Mules. Oscilla, Georgia Hauling Logs by Mules. Oscilla, Georgia
Hauling Big Logs by Donkey Engine Hauling Big Logs by Donkey Engine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year
    • Haul (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.
    • Haul A pulling with force; a violent pull.
    • Haul A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul .
    • Haul That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
    • Haul (Naut) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul v. t. "I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island."
    • Haul To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
    • Haul To pull or draw with force; to drag. "Some dance, some haul the rope.""Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.""Romp-loving miss
      Is hauled about in gallantry robust."
    • Haul To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill. "When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops."
    • Haul Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In most places, when a drawbridge is open, the only land vehicle that can claim priority over boats is a truck hauling the US mail. This option is seldom if ever exercised, of course.
    • haul To pull or draw with force; move or transport by drawing; drag: as, to haul down the sails; to haul in the boom; to haul a load of wood.
    • haul Synonyms Drag, Draw, etc. See draw.
    • haul To pull or tug; endeavor to drag something: as, to haul at a heavy load.
    • haul Nautical, to alter a ship's course; change the direction of sailing; move on a new course; hence, to sail, in general.
    • haul To shift, veer, or change, as the wind.
    • haul To draw off or away; withdraw, as from a movement or scheme.
    • n haul A pulling with force; a pull; a tug.
    • n haul In fishing: The draft of a net: as, to catch so many fish at a haul.
    • n haul The place where a seine is hauled.
    • n haul That which is taken or obtained by hauling; specifically, the number or quantity of fish taken in one haul of a seine; a catch.
    • n haul Hence Any valuable acquisition; a “find.”
    • n haul The distance and route over which something is hauled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: U-Haul is the world's largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
    • v.t Haul hawl to drag: to pull with violence
    • v.i Haul to tug, to try to draw something: to alter a ship's course, to sail generally
    • n Haul a pulling: a draught, as of fishes: a source of interest or profit
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  • Orway Tead
    Orway Tead
    “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.”
  • Douglas Macarthur
    “I see that old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.”


Haul someone over the coals - If you haul someone over the coals, you reprimand them severely.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian, to acquire, get, D. halen, to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. holōn, halōn, G. holen, Dan. hale, to haul, Sw. hala, and to L. calare, to call, summon, Gr. kalei^n to call. Cf. Hale (v. t.) Claim. Class Council Ecclesiastic


In literature:

He apparently sighted us, just as we made him out; and hauled his wind, at once.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
It was supposed that the enemy had hauled off to repair damages.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
At 10 o'clock at night the trawls are hauled in, and the nets emptied.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
They were used to haul square timbers.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Carmena had already faced about to haul the ladder up the cliff.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
The "Constitution" drew away, firing continually, and soon secured a raking position; seeing which, the British hauled down their colors.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
We hauled our firewood out, using half a dozen hauling teams every day.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
In another hour we again hauled up to the northward.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
There they were grasped by the crew, and when the ship rolled over again to the other side, they were hauled on board safe and sound.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
She immediately hauled into the bay.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

I see the ice upon the shrouds,
Eyes of men in pain;
The mastheads scrap the very clouds;
Would we were home again!
Ai-lee-yoh, Haul-away, yoh!
"Ai-Lee-Oh" by Bill Adams
Don’t let them dupe you
that the plague’s at an end:
I’ve seen too many coffins hauled
through this dark gateway,
which is not the only one.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
I see the tug-boat's bobbing stern,
Ship's lights green and red,
And many lamps new lighted burn
Ashore. The sea's ahead —
Oh-yo-hoh, Haul-away, yoh!
"Ai-Lee-Oh" by Bill Adams
These are the songs that tell our inmost hopes
While we pull and haul a-main,
The bo'sun booming as we lean with the ropes,
And we, bringing in the refrain.
"Chanteys" by Harry Kemp
Think thou, how Satan slily might have stole,
And silently destroy'd thee, in thy sleep,
And into judgement haul'd thy heedless soul,
If Christ his watch around thee did not keep.
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
Like some stray'd sheep, our Father that's above,
Must haul each sinner with the hook of love,
Ere he will come, for comfort, to the Son;
Although, without him, he be quite undone.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Huelsman readies to haul in a 44-yard touchdown pass from Adam Niemeyer in Minster 's 48-7 playoff win over Tri-County North.
Horses carried riders, pulled plows, and hauled wagons across rugged terrain.
New Hampshirite in for the long haul.
Just the Thing for Nocturnal Hauls at Harvard.
Norfolk Southern to Haul More Sand.
About 100 not-for-profits depend on the money they haul in selling food during Appleton's Octoberfest .
Back to The HooK front page THE FEARLESS CONSUMER- Off key: Paying to haul a U-Haul.
Chevron Products Co. Has launched a new brand of synthetic oil that it said will provide up to 4.5% fuel economy improvement in short-haul operations with a Class 6 truck.
The State Highway Patrol says an 81-year-old woman was home but wasn't hurt when a dump truck hauling a three-axle trailer went off a road and plowed into her house in northwest Ohio.
WILLISTON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an 81-year-old woman was home but wasn't hurt when a dump truck hauling a three-axle trailer went off a road and plowed into her house in northwest Ohio.
Olga Korbut is one of the greatest gymnasts the Olympics has ever seen -- not just for her medal haul, but for her enduring legacy within the sport.
Shortly after the Nov 6 election, I began speaking on the show about how conservatives need to, in the long haul, attack the stronghold liberals have on the education establishment.
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA. Mike Malewicki at first didn't notice he had a such a rare catch when he hauled in his lobster trap 12 miles offshore earlier this week.
BEVERLY — Mike Malewicki didn't know he had a such a rare catch when he hauled in his lobster trap 12 miles offshore earlier this week.
My long-haul '09 CRF250R had a mush-tastic front brake.

In science:

Single-photon protocols cannot be amplified and therefore do not work for the long-haul communications necessary for the Internet.
Noise Secured Internet
This substantial haul, together with a further 11 transient radio sources found in the survey data associated with rotating neutron stars (McLaughlin et al. 2006), means that our survey is a phenomenal new probe of the Galactic neutron-star population.
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
Use of such distributed processing makes it possible to trade long-haul transmission of raw data to the FC for less costly local communication and processing among neighboring nodes [163].
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
Redirecting requests intended for the central server to other caches with unused back-haul capacity can bring down the network costs.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
In this work, we highlight another important aspect of endnode caching that has been previously ignored in the literature – given the deployment location of the end-nodes (homes, caf e, shops, malls etc.), it is likely that the back-haul connection will be a commodity broadband plan.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits