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cahill

[kah-hil, key-] /ˈkɑ hɪl, ˈkeɪ-/
noun, Angling.
1.
an artificial fly having a quill body, golden tag, tan-spotted wings and tail, and gray hackle.
Origin of cahill
perhaps named after its inventor
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  • Mr. cahill insisted on sirloin, but admitted that he had made a mistake later on.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • "And in either case the result concerns you but little," said cahill.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • Father is going to give me some money and I have the fortune Grandmother cahill left me.

    The Man Between Amelia E. Barr
  • It was a rotten time for cahill to have taken sick, Hager fumed.

    Cold Ghost Chester S. Geier
  • He and cahill had proved that, for their catch was a large one.

    Cold Ghost Chester S. Geier
  • He guided the dogs in the opposite direction and began watching cahill again.

    Cold Ghost Chester S. Geier

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