from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A toothed iron projecting from the beam of a plow for hitching the horses to.
- noun A large piece of lead placed around the shank of a large-sized fish-hook, in the form of a cone: used in fishing for bluefish.
- To trail; drag.
- To be trailed or dragged.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb obsolete To trail; to draggle.
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- verb obsolete To
trail; to draggle.
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The first-named are caught by hook and line operated by means of poles rigged out from the boat much in the same way, apparently, as we drail for mackerel on the southwest coast.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884 Various
Even I believe that it is crime to keep throwing public money in the drail bailing out banks & financial institutions.
"Yah -- der drail to find your prudder und der drail for us to git pack py.
The Rover Boys in Alaska or Lost in the Fields of Ice Edward Stratemeyer 1896
"See, he's whirling his drail; there! now he has sent it far out into the water.
Elsie at Nantucket Martha Finley 1868
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