from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose business is the mending of nets.


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  • Her only answer was to lead him into the room where the old net-mender lay helpless, turning appealing eyes to her as she entered, with the look in them that one sees in the eyes of a grateful dumb animal.

    Georgina of the Rainbows 1897

  • She would go with him and do the asking, she added, but Belle had promised to take her with her the next time she went to see the net-mender, and the next time would be the following afternoon, if Tippy was well enough to be up and around.

    Georgina of the Rainbows 1897

  • Then I groped my way back to the harbour, where, I was told, the old net-mender, who came to see me on my first visit to the islands, was spending the night as watchman.

    The Aran Islands 1890

  • The net-mender pursued the subject with the kind of gravity on him that always comes on a seaman when drowning is under discussion.

    Somehow Good William Frend De Morgan 1878

  • But some noisy visitors from the new St. Sennans on the cliff above had made an irruption into the little old fishing-quarter, and the attention of the net-mender was distracted by possibilities of a boat-to-day being foisted on their simplicity; it was hardly rough enough to forbid the idea.

    Somehow Good William Frend De Morgan 1878

  • As he repassed the net-mender with a short word or two for valediction, his ear was caught by a loud voice among the party of visitors, who were partly sitting on the beach, partly throwing stones in the water.

    Somehow Good William Frend De Morgan 1878

  • The young net-mender looked behind the chimney-piece, and answered,

    Mysteries of Paris — Volume 02 Eug��ne Sue 1830

  • He's that old net-mender who lives alone out on the edge of town near the cranberry bogs. "

    Georgina of the Rainbows 1897


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