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Noun1.night-line - a fishing line with baited hooks left in the water to catch fish over night
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
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The School-house boys of Tom's standing, one and all, as a protest against this tyranny and cutting short of their lawful amusements, took to fishing in all ways, and especially by means of night-lines.
While things were in this state, one day Tom and three or four others were bathing at Wratislaw's, and had, as a matter of course, been taking up and re-setting night-lines.
The case can be easily overstated, since good, solid reporting can be found on a not-infrequent basis in such places as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Night-line, and 60 Minutes.