from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slender pole to which a line is attached for fishing; specifically, a pole of natural growth and in one piece, as distinguished from an artificial jointed rod. See rod, 1 .


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  • I answered "_Yes_," and, shouldering my fish-pole, started off across-lots.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls Anonymous

  • Teddy, who could whittle nicely, made some little canoes, and when Billy was looking through the hose for savages, it was Teddy's part to poke the canoes with a long stick like a fish-pole, so they would float right in front of Billy's hose.

    Harper's Young People, November 18, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly Various

  • Well, when he came-to, he rose up, in the majesty of his strength, and found he was upon an island; so he pulled out his red cotton bandana handkercher, tied it to a fish-pole, and rared the stake of Alexander, and took formal possession of the territory in his name, and he called it San Salvador; that was in honor of Cleopatra's eldest daughter.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive Alf Burnett

  • "How many times have you gone home barefoot, with your stockings and your undershirt, in a wet knot, tied to your fish-pole?"

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints Walter Prichard Eaton 1917

  • She hates like sin t 'see me with a fish-pole in m' hand – but she 's always et her share uh the messes I ketch.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine 1914

  • He reached for the pointed fish-pole which was lying in its case in the bottom of the tent and stepped through the opening.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart 1916

  • His fish-pole in its usual place disposed of the theory that he had fallen in the river, and although trained eyes followed every trail there was not a single telltale track.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart 1916

  • Argo sat Johnnie Blake, fish-pole over the side, feet dangling, line trailing, and a silvery trout spinning at the hook.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl Eleanor Gates 1913

  • Then he took a bamboo fish-pole, put a piece of paper at the end, and touched it off.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2 1910

  • The young Lincoln loved to sprawl in the shade with fish-pole or tattered book, when he should have been working.

    Bruce Albert Payson Terhune 1907


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