Definition of Harpoon line
1. Noun. A strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat.
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Literary usage of Harpoon line
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1. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"In this is inserted the end of the pole-shank, and to it near it is also attached the harpoon-line. When the iron has once thrust point first through ..."
2. A History of the Fishes of the British Islands by Jonathan Couch (1868)
"The fishermen generally allow him an hour to tire himself before they begin to haul upon the harpoon line; they coil up the slack of it again, ready for him ..."
3. Aboriginal American Harpoons: A Study in Ethnic Distribution and Invention by Otis Tufton Mason (1902)
"Sea-otter harpoon, Bristol Bay, Alaska 294 13. Long-handled barbed harpoon, Bristol Bay 296 14 and 15. Toggle harpoon, line, and float, ..."
4. On the Zoological Position of Texas by Edward Drinker Cope (1880)
"Harpoon-line. Made of skin of young walrus. Alaska. HW Elliott. 19376. Harpoon-line made of seal-skin. Rev. James Curley. 13142. ..."
5. Tales of Fishes by Zane Grey (1919)
"In this is inserted the end of the pole-shank, and to it or near it is also attached the harpoon-line. When the iron has once been thrust point first ..."
6. The Ainu of Japan: The Religion, Superstitions, and General History of the by John Batchelor (1892)
"[Upon harpooning the fish, the boat, being fastened to the end of the harpoon line, was dragged out to sea, and Benkei was either drawn overboard with the ..."