night-line


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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. The little tacklemaker at the bottom of the town would soon have made his fortune had the rage lasted, and several of the barbers began to lay in fishing-tackle.
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. They had all left the water, and were sitting or standing about at their toilets, in all costumes, from a shirt upwards, when they were aware of a man in a velveteen shooting-coat approaching from the other side.
Enthusiastic pupils set off to begin a day packed full of activities including: climbing, zipwiring, Jacob's ladder and a blindfolded night-line. Exhausted yet exhilarated, the day ended with campfire songs.