a-fishing

sami33

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arabic
#1
Hi

Please what does "a-fishing" mean?:

There was once a fisherman who lived with his wife in a pigsty, close by the seaside. The fisherman used to go out all day long a-fishing; and one day, as he sat on the shore with his rod, looking at the sparkling waves and watching his line, all on a sudden his float was dragged away deep into the water: and in drawing it up he pulled out a great fish.

Source: The Fisherman and His Wife- Fairy Tales By the Grimm Brothers.

Thanks
 
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