To haul around
Haul Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster]

{To haul around} (Naut.), to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind.

{To haul off} (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back. [1913 Webster]


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  • To haul off — Haul Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haul — Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — haul1 [ hɔl ] verb transitive * 1. ) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a lot of effort: DRAG: Rescue workers attached the men to ropes before hauling them to safety. haul something/someone to/up/into etc.: I hauled… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • haul — /hawl/, v.t. 1. to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag: They hauled the boat up onto the beach. 2. to cart or transport; carry: He hauled freight. 3. to cause to descend; lower (often fol. by down): to haul down the flag. 4. to arrest… …   Universalium

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  • To round in — Round Round, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rounding}.] 1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything. [1913 Webster] Worms with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — I UK [hɔːl] / US [hɔl] verb [transitive] Word forms haul : present tense I/you/we/they haul he/she/it hauls present participle hauling past tense hauled past participle hauled * 1) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a …   English dictionary

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  • haul seine — noun : a long net for commercial fishing one end of which is usually attached to the land and the other run around a school of fish which are then drawn ashore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bay to Bay yacht race — The Bay to Bay trailable yacht race is an annual event sailed on the Great Sandy Strait between the coastline and Fraser Island the world’s largest sand island, and traverses through the Great Sandy National Park It is sailed between Tin Can Bay… …   Wikipedia

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