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 for haul
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haul \Haul\ (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hauled (h[add]ld);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of
     German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire,
     get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n,
     G. holen, Dan. hale to haul, Sw. hala, and to L. calare to
     call, summon, Gr. kalei^n to call. Cf. Hale, v. t.,
     Claim. Class, Council, Ecclesiastic.]
     1. To pull or draw with force; to drag.
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              Some dance, some haul the rope.       --Denham.
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              Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Romp-loving miss
              Is hauled about in gallantry robust.  --Thomson.
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     2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to
        haul logs to a sawmill.
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              When I was seven or eight years of age, I began
              hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
                                                    --U. S. Grant.
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     To haul over the coals. See under Coal.
  
     To haul the wind (Naut.), to turn the head of the ship
        nearer to the point from which the wind blows.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haul \Haul\, v. i.
     1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the
        wind. See under Haul, v. t.
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              I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an
              island.                               --Cook.
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     2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
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     To haul around (Naut.), to shift to any point of the
        compass; -- said of the wind.
  
     To haul off (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order
        to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to
        draw back.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haul \Haul\, n.
     1. A pulling with force; a violent pull.
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     2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at
        a haul.
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     3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by
        hauling a net.
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     4. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which
        anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a
        long haul or short haul.
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     5. (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to
        be tarred.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  haul
      n 1: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the
           hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haul, haulage]
      2: the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
         [syn: catch, haul]
      v 1: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn:
           haul, hale, cart, drag]
      2: transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a
         truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "haul":
     attraction, bag, barge, blackmail, board, boat, boodle, boom,
     boost, booty, bring to, burden, bus, capture, cargo, carry, cart,
     cast loose, catch, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, coach, convey,
     cut loose, draft, drag, draggle, draw, dray, elevate, ferry, float,
     freight, graft, hale, harvest, haul down, haul off, haul the wind,
     haul to, haul up, head to windward, heave, heave apeak,
     heave round, heave short, heave to, hoist, hot goods, kedge,
     lading, lay, lay aloft, lift, lighter, load, log, loot, lug, move,
     overexert, overexertion, overextend, overextension, overstrain,
     overstress, overtax, overtaxing, payload, perks, perquisite,
     pickings, plunder, pork barrel, press, prize, public till,
     public trough, pull, rack, raft, raise, ratline down, remove,
     sail to windward, seizure, shift, ship, sled, sledge, snake,
     spar down, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stealings,
     stolen goods, strain, strain every nerve, straining,
     stream the log, stress, stress and strain, stressfulness, stretch,
     swag, sweat blood, take, take in tow, tax, taxing, tense, tension,
     till, tow, trail, train, transport, traverse a yard, trawl, troll,
     truck, tug, unlash, uphelm, van, wagon, warp, weather, wheelbarrow,
     yield
  
  

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