Definition of Drailing
1. drail [v] - See also: drail
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Literary usage of Drailing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"It is not known when the custom of drailing for mackerel was first introduced, but it was, beyond question, t He common method at the close of the last and ..."
2. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"The smacks then sailed slowly and steadily through the schools of fish " drailing " long lines and baited hooks. The nimble fish were capricious, ..."
3. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"drailing, trailing or trolling should be distinguished from trawling. In fishing by this method a spoon bait, squid or baited hook is rapidly pulled across ..."
4. Truro--Cape Cod, Or, Land Marks and Sea Marks by Shebnah Rich (1883)
"First, by drailing with long booms, much the same as bluefish are now hooked. Next, with lines from the boat or vessel under moderate headway. ..."
5. Angling by Leroy Milton Yale, A. Foster Higgins, J. G. Aylwin Creighton, Robert Grant, August Rodney Macdonough, Alexander Cargill, Charles Frederick Holder (1896)
"Trolling or " drailing" for bluefish is an exhilarating frolic ; but matching and outwitting their cunning with fine tackle is really game-fishing. ..."