Harl Harl (h[aum]rl), n. [Cf. OHG. harluf noose, rope; E. hards refuse of flax.] 1. A filamentous substance; especially, the filaments of flax or hemp. [1913 Webster]

2. A barb, or barbs, of a fine large feather, as of a peacock or ostrich, -- used in dressing artificial flies. [Written also {herl}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • herl — /herrl/, n. 1. a barb of a feather, used esp. in dressing anglers flies. 2. an artificial fly dressed with a herl. [1300 50; ME; c. MLG herle, harle, LG harl fibre, hair of flax or hemp] * * * …   Universalium

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  • herl — /hɜl/ (say herl) noun 1. a barb, or the barbs, of a feather, much used in dressing anglers flies. 2. a fly so dressed. Also, harl. {Middle English herle, harle, from Middle Low German: fibre} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • herl — noun a) The fibrous shaft or barb of a feather (especially that of the ostrich or peacock) used to make artificial flies for angling b) An artificial fly made with this barb …   Wiktionary

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