Synonyms for angling

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Will you have Isabella, who is angling for a coronet, but would not refuse you if you are rich enough?

But the pleasure of angling, luckily, does not consist merely of the catching of fish.

But, while the same in essence, angling has been improved by human ingenuity.

"And that is angling with the fly," said he, still more decidedly.

In these blue and frigid deeps the real sport of angling is unknown.

She's been angling and scheming for it for years, but she will find who she has to deal with.

“He asks for another kind of angling, as I gather,” he suggested.

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.

Then there are kinds known to every lover of angling, such as the perch an pike.

It means also a red worm used for a bait in angling or fishing.

WORD ORIGIN

"to fish with a hook," mid-15c., from Old English angel (n.) "angle, hook, fishhook," related to anga "hook," from PIE *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). Cf. Old English angul, Old Norse öngull, Old High German angul, German Angel "fishhook." Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s.

Related: Angled; angling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANGLING

hunting

nounthe chase
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