from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as fish-net.


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  • These include a fishing-net maker, a matchstick maker, a mustard maker, and four animal insemination and breeding companies.

    Poland Steps up Push on Asset Sales Marynia Kruk 2011

  • Eunuch Masrur to the town and walked about the streets and markets and, as they were threading a narrow alley, they came upon a very old man with a fishing-net and crate to carry small fish on his head, and in his hand a staff; and, as he walked at a leisurely pace, he repeated these lines: — They say me: — Thou shinest a light to mankind

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • After reading more than 50,000 pages of fiction (as one of the judges of the Man Booker Prize), I take away an introduction to two or three immense new talents I had not known before, and a clear memory of reading what was to become my favourite sentence: "The South African pulled his short shorts back up from around his ankles and positioned his genitals gamely inside the fishing-net interior".

    Becoming Strangers: Summary and book reviews of Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean. 2006

  • A piece of fishing-net and a broken paddle told where a fisherman lay.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries 2004

  • The good woman looked so surprised and grateful for this offer that the girl felt rather ashamed, and at that moment would have scrubbed down the house if she had been requested; but her mother only begged her to take the fishing-net out to the bank of the river and mend some holes in it, as her father intended to go fishing that night.

    The Orange Fairy Book 2003

  • We had now also acquired a small dug-out canoe as tender, and a large fishing-net.

    Travels in West Africa 2003

  • I had spent an unclad hour clearing away loose coral from one of the favourite runs of the little fishing-net, and had cooled down in the sparkling, noisy streamlet that the wet season stimulates and freshens.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island 2003

  • Durable in salt water, it is popular for fishing-net floats, floats for outriggers and for light boats, planking, and pilings for dwellings in wetlands.

    Chapter 5 1983

  • He was rather in the European fashion swim himself, daring to wear one of the fishing-net shirts which enabled Italian males to demonstrate the hairiness of their chests.

    The Thorn Birds McCullough, Colleen 1977

  • Here long winding chains of flotsam marked the sea's slow retreat, fascinating chains full of coloured seaweed, dead pipe-fish, fishing-net corks that looked good enough to eat - like lumps of rich fruit cake - bits of bottle - glass emeried and carved into translucent jewels by the tide and the sand, shells as spiky as hedgehogs, others smooth, oval, and delicate pink, like the finger-nails of some drowned goddess.

    My Family and Other Animals Durrell, Gerald, 1925- 1956


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