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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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As the labor of drawing the net had been very great, he directed one party of his men to commence throwing the fish into piles, preparatory to the usual division, while another, under the superintendence of Benjamin, prepared the seine for a second haul.
Haul up your ship upon the land and pack it closely with stones all round to keep off the power of the winds which blow damply, and draw out the bilge-plug so that the rain of heaven may not rot it.
Then trust in the winds without care, and haul your swift ship down to the sea and put all the freight no board; but make all haste you can to return home again and do not wait till the time of the new wine and autumn rain and oncoming storms with the fierce gales of Notus who accompanies the heavy autumn rain of Zeus and stirs up the sea and makes the deep dangerous.
She began to haul in, hand under hand, rapidly and deftly, the boy encouraging her, until hooks, sinker, and a big gasping rockcod tumbled into the bottom of the boat.
They'll be biting soon as fast as we can haul 'em in," he said.
Bernard Huberman with BLT Enterprises in Oxnard said his company hauls trash from Sacramento residents to a landfill in Reno rather than using the local landfill for a savings of $1 million a year.
But Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts said he is confident Waste Management would protect the Antelope Valley environment and local residents if it hauls Los Angeles' trash to its Lancaster landfill.