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Haul

A slang term for a profit, especially the profit from a single project as opposed to that for the whole company.
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You may call a lake-fish that will weigh twenty or thirty pounds a serious matter, but to a man who has hauled in a shovel-nosed shirk, d’ye see, it’s but a poor kind of fishing after all.”
“I don’t know, Benjamin,” returned the sheriff; “a haul of one thousand Otsego bass, without counting pike, pickerel, perch, bull- pouts, salmon-trouts, and suckers, is no bad fishing, let me tell you.
"They'll be biting soon as fast as we can haul 'em in," he said.
He hauled off to knock my wind out, an' he landed square on a book.
"Haul up, Penn," he said, laughing, "er she 'll git stuck again."
Poke-hooked, too." They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.
However, that aside, it was a good haul, anyway, and will breed a handsome crop of reputation in Arthur's court.
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.
He shouted Borckman to come aft and haul in the whaleboat, while he hurried below for his electric torch and a boat compass.
The ketch was so small that she was compelled to tow her one whaleboat astern on long double painters, and by the time the mate had it hauled in under the stern, Van Horn was back.