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[kah-hil, key-]
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noun Angling.
  1. an artificial fly having a quill body, golden tag, tan-spotted wings and tail, and gray hackle.
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Origin of cahill

perhaps named after its inventor
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Examples from the Web for cahill

Contemporary Examples

  • The following year, she and Cahill moved to Los Angeles, where Batmanglij was studying at the American Film Institute.

  • It is entirely possible that among Cahill, Chafee, Cutler—and potentially Crist—three will emerge as winners on Election Day.

    Who Needs a Party?

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    April 21, 2010

  • “Crist cannot win unless he runs as an independent,” says Keith Frederick, who is doing polling for Cahill, Chafee, and Cutler.

    Who Needs a Party?

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    April 21, 2010

  • His defense lawyers were, as Cahill puts it, “bungling and naïve.”

    A Killing in Texas

    Richard Bernstein

    March 10, 2009

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Father is going to give me some money and I have the fortune Grandmother Cahill left me.

    The Man Between

    Amelia E. Barr

  • He went directly to the doctor's home, carrying the body of Cahill inside.

    Cold Ghost

    Chester S. Geier

  • The other straightened from his examination of Cahill and shook his white thatch.

    Cold Ghost

    Chester S. Geier