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fish pole

Origin of fish pole
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'll bet Wallace never had a fish pole in his hands since the day he was born.

    The Confessions of a Daddy Ellis Parker Butler
  • Tom Spicer removed one hand from the fish pole and, doubling his fist, shook it with energy at his companion.

    Now or Never Oliver Optic
  • When he got to a point half way to the bank Roger held up the fish pole, so that Adrian could grasp it.

    The White Crystals Howard R. Garis
  • From his coat he took a collapsible rod which he extended to the approximate length of a fish pole.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
  • It seems to me that a basket, a tin can, a fish pole and a boy would ride much better in the buggy than horseback.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels

    Arthur Scott Bailey
  • As he lurched in the saddle he brought the fish pole smartly against Twinkleheels' head.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels

    Arthur Scott Bailey
  • This fish pole arrangement of twine and stick is handed to the first man on each team.

  • Your fish pole never caught so luscious a basketful as it has this afternoon.

  • I have seen a pickerel dodge as quickly at a sudden cloud-shadow as at the motion of a man wielding a fish pole.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe

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