from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A net with a long handle or pole, usually a circular rim made of metal, and a conical bag, used to catch fish by dipping it into the water; a scoop-net.


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  • Bert Wainwright, variously advised and commanded by his sister, Rita, and by Paula and her sisters, Lute and Ernestine, was striving with a dip-net to catch a particularly gorgeous flower of a fish whose size and color and multiplicity of fins and tails had led Paula to decide to segregate him for the special breeding tank in the fountain of her own secret patio.


  • Arrived at the pool, he threw down the dip-net and sack, and drew from his hip-pocket what looked like a large, fat candle.


  • Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.


  • The psycho turns Claverhouse's cattle into the fields, poisons his dog Mars with strychnine, sets fire to his haystacks and barn, arranges to have his property foreclosed, insults him to his face — yet Claverhouse remains cheerful, laughing, going "fishing" for trout with a stick of dynamite, a dip-net and gunnysack.

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • Flocks of ducks and geese wheeled above the Columbia, clouds of spray and mist rose where native dip-net fishermen had erected elaborate scaffolding.

    Come Again No More

  • When approached with a dip-net, it is evident, from the acceleration of their movements, that they are attempting to escape.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • There the sail-boat already had preceded them, and the master of the weir, having taken its place, from the dip-net was loading his dory with massive fare of frosted silver and fusing jewel.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • Jim took his dip-net and stepped into the motor-boat, and they ran up to the lobster-car.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • The good old pill-pusher threw his saws behind the sofa, put his dip-net on the mantelpiece, and took a fall out of my pulse.

    You Should Worry Says John Henry

  • Colin climbed aboard with the rest of the men, and within two minutes 'time, the big dip-net -- which would hold a barrel at a time -- was scooped in among the fish.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries


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