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dollie, noun

Forms:
Also dolley, dolly.
Origin:
Etymology unknown.
A fishing lure, used usually for catching snoek.
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 136A few strands of strong flexible wire, 2 or 3 feet long, connect the line by a swivel to a cigar-shaped lead, to which is attached a barbless steel hook of 10/0 size. Three or four thin strips of shark leather (shark skin) or ribbon are tied to the shank, thus completing the lure or ‘dolly’ as the fishermen term it.
1979 E. Prov. Herald 15 Nov. 23One of them, whose skiboat we were fishing from, put down a chokka dolley. He did not get any chokka but he had a tremendous take on the dolley.
A fishing lure, used usually for catching snoek.

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