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Definitions of Haaf

  1. The deepsea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.
  2. Shetland fishing ground.
  3. Pert. to the deep- sea fishing off the Orkney and Shetland Islands- called the haaf- fishing.
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Usage examples for Haaf

  1. 10, 793. Do you think you could not go out to the haaf with a boat like that in winter as you do in summer? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  2. 7019. Although the haaf fishing does not begin until six months afterwards? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  3. Then, the first year I was at the haaf I fished for Mr. Anderson. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  4. 7966. You don't go to the haaf – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  5. In winter and spring these storms are so frequent and so sudden, that it is impossible for open boats to pursue the haaf fishing successfully. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  6. A great deal of time would have been lost if the haaf boat had carried him into Boden voe, so Tom good- naturedly requested to be put ashore at the nearest point, determined to walk across the island to Moolapund. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  7. 7017. But nobody asked you to engage for the haaf – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  8. I didn't think she was haaf so handsome the feeest time I saw her, answered the New York girl. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. 7086. How many years were you fishing at the haaf – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  10. I am not in the least cold, and don't need a jacket in such sunny weather, said Yaspard; but I hope some of the haaf boats may come this way soon, for you ought to be in the doctor's hands. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  11. It is carried on chiefly from stations as near as possible to the haaf where lodges or huts are erected for each boat's crew. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  12. 4565. Were these the small fish caught in the winter, or were they part of the catch of the boats that went to the summer fishing and the haaf fishing? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  13. More than once our lads had spoken a haaf boat, and sent messages to Lunda, from whence Fred had taken care to despatch the news, Osprey spoken. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  14. But them bats is all- fired long, 'n' eight on 'em stretched in a straight line eendways makes a consid'able piece aout 'f a mile 'n' a haaf – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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