from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of light cross-woven lace.
- n. A net suspended from a boom and suddenly let fall on a passing school of fish.
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Woe betide the guileless fish, however, whose innocent, confiding nature is thus imposed upon, for "swish" goes a circular drop-net over the spot, from the meshes of which the luckless captive tries in vain to struggle.