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noun as in boating

noun as in fishing

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For the past decade, scholars have been trawling the Internet looking for important papyri.

In some Kurdish towns the police have been trawling hotels demanding to know where Western journalists have been.

Instead, he was bargain hunting, trawling eBay for Picassos, Moreaus, and Dalis.

After two days of trawling the fair, here are our favorite wacky new apps that may or may not become the next big thing.

But new trawling technologies developed in Norway are poised to multiply the annual krill harvest exponentially.

The fish are taken by trawling great nets and drawing them aboard with a special tackle.

Of all the operations conducted on board the 'Aurora', deep-sea trawling was the one about which we had most to learn.

The positions of the various parts of the trawling gear are shown in the plan on the opposite page.

It was not expected that the weather would permit of much trawling, but we anticipated some good soundings.

But opportunities of trawling had been so few that risks had to be taken when the weather quieted down for a few hours.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trawling, such as: rowing, sailing, canoeing, cruising, drifting, and paddling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.