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a haul

1. Unlawfully obtained goods. The burglars took off with quite a haul—all of my jewelry is missing.
2. A large number of things purchased or obtained. Alexis came home from the mall with quite a haul. I didn't know one person needed so many sweaters!
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haul

1. n. the proceeds from a theft; loot. (Underworld.) The cops thought they must have got a pretty good haul.
2. n. the proceeds from any activity: a performance, a fishing trip, a collection of goods or money for charity, etc. They surveyed the haul of cans and packages and decided they had done a pretty fair job.
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Having hauled up their boat to dry in the sun, previous to making their repast, the voyagers now set it once more afloat, and proceeded on their way.
The admiral desired the flag to be hauled down--hoped it would be perfectly agreeable--and his men stood ready to perform the duty.
But the big flat fish was gaffed and hauled in at last.
They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.
I could see him casting longing glances at the small skiff towing astern, so in the next calm I hauled the skiff alongside.
And in the afternoon of that day the women hauled in the meat of the bear while the men sat in council assembled.
But the men were no longer eager as they pulled and hauled, and I heard curses amongst them, which left their lips smothered and as heavy and lifeless as were they.
The brig was close hauled, so as to round the southwest corner of the Island of Mull, the hills of which (and Ben More above them all, with a wisp of mist upon the top of it) lay full upon the lar-board bow.
One day, on the mud-flat side of the Rock Wall, an Italian fishing boat hauled up on the sand dredged from the channel.