haul in


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Translations

w>haul in

vt sepeinholen; ropeeinziehen; (police)festnehmen
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Haul in, and here’s a cast that will pay for the labor.” Fishes of various sorts were now to be seen, entangled in the meshes of the net, as it was passed through the hands of the laborers; and the water, at a little distance from the shore, was alive with the movements of the alarmed victims.
Out of the dark would come a yell of "Dory, dory!" They would hook up and haul in a drenched man and a half-sunk boat, till their decks were littered down with nests of dories and the bunks were full.
The commander, posted on his bridge, superintended the operation, ready to stop or haul in the chains on the slightest signal.