dandy line

a fishing line, specifically for herring with bare white hooks, suspended by whalebone kept in place by a lead (Shetland Isles dialect)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Dandy line — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dandy line — noun Etymology: dandy (II) (fishing device) : a fishing line to which are attached crosspieces of whalebone carrying a hook at each end …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Dandy — Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or gives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy brush — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy fever — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy roller — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy (song) — Dandy Single by The Kinks from the album Face to Face B side Party Line Released October 1966 (Europe) …   Wikipedia

  • Dandy Dick (play) — Dandy Dick is an 1887 comedy by the British writer Arthur Wing Pinero.[1] It is a farce about a clergyman who has taken a strong line against gambling discovers that he has a share in a racehorse. Film adaptation In 1935 it was adapted into a… …   Wikipedia

  • Dandy's point — is a common entry point for Occipital burrhole. It is located 2 cm lateral to the midline and 3 cm above the inion. In infants this usually corresponds with the lambdoid suture in the mid pupillary line. Categories: Head and… …   Wikipedia

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