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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAULING

Frantically he tugged and tore at the slimy rope, hauling with a will and a prayer.

This will still further increase the cost of hauling by motor truck.

Wood is free and teams are provided for hauling it from the forest.

The ropes are for hauling the beasts ashore after we have struck them.

“But I saw you hauling away on a fish,” I ventured to say, once.

While hauling him out I permitted myself to laugh aloud at last.

The other men were as busy as ever mowing more hay and hauling in that which was cured.

And now came the last ceremony, the hauling down of the flag.

Just the trouble of hauling them in, with your net full at every shot!

Your pork costs you two or three dollars, I suppose, for freight and hauling.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "cloth having a velvet nap on one side," perhaps from Old English sceacga "rough matted hair or wool," from Proto-Germanic *skagjan (cf. Old Norse skegg, Swedish skägg "beard"), perhaps related to Old High German scahho "promontory," Old Norse skagi "a cape, headland," with a connecting sense of "jutting out, projecting." But the word appears to be missing in Middle English. Of tobacco, "cut in fine shreds," it is recorded from 1789; of carpets, rugs, etc., from 1946.

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