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haul

[hȯl]
(engineering)
A single tow of a net or dredge.
(navigation)
To change the course of a vessel so as to bring the wind farther forward.

haul, haul distance

1. The distance that an excavated material is moved from the cut to the fill.
2. The distance along the most practical route for trucks to carry excavated material from its center of mass to the center of mass of the fill.
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Sixty," sung out Tom Platt, hauling in great wet coils.
Nay, help,' said the cultivator, putting out a large brown hand and hauling him in.
In breathless silence she ran about the house getting my room ready, lighting fires and gas-jets and even hauling at me to help me up the stairs.
The remaining seven hundred and fifty they sold at twenty-five cents a bushel by hauling them to Fort Scott--thirty miles distant.
In another instant he stood at the side of the hole and was hauling after him a companion, lithe and small like himself, with a pale face and a shock of very red hair.
Finally he descended and carried up two other packets of mixed goods--a box of ammunition and a number of other things, all of which we got across by throwing our rope to him and hauling it back.
The machine had begun, and a moving concatenation of three horses and the aforesaid long rickety machine was visible over the gate, a driver sitting upon one of the hauling horses, and an attendant on the seat of the implement.
There was some hauling to be done at the lower end of the wood-lot, and Ethan was out early the next day.
There were some twenty men running hither and thither about the deck, pulling and hauling on ropes.