Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A net used to catch fish. Fish-nets are divided into two classes: gill-nets, in which the fish in attempting to pass through the net is wedged or jammed in a mesh so that it cannot open its gills, when it is soon drowned or is unable to move forward or backward; and inclosing-nets, by which the fish is surrounded, as the purse-net, the drag-net, the seine, the weir, the casting-net, etc. Nets vary in construction from heavy chain oyster-drags to fine linen-thread herring-nets, and they are given a variety of names, according to their shape, purpose, or mode of operating. Also
“I'll take the Ultra fish-net, in the camo pattern, with the fly!”
“He's as unique as his getup: fish-net biking gloves, peanut shell earrings, a hat with a bat through it, stuffed alien on his shoulder, and the New Balance shoes he uses to climb 1,500 steps a game.”
“That's why it was not just OK, but it actually made sense to have the 51 contestants photographed in bust - and leg-revealing, bras, panties, fish-net stockings and open men's shirts, while laying on beds and chaise lounges, for their pageant promo shot.”
“Granted, it is intriguing that AL plays both roles, or all three if you count the goth as different from the fish-net diva. but, you know, in the earlier one her highest aspiration was to be with the boys, too, and be accepted by boys, and make boys laugh and like her. still a cute kid and all, and she probably knows what will sell her records.”
“In its sights were targets as diverse as rappers and their lyrics and videos, pop stars such as Christina Aguilera, advertisers, publishers, clothes designers (G-strings emblazoned with "wink wink" for seven to 10-year-olds) and doll manufacturers (Bratz with their miniskirts and fish-net stockings).”
“Her skin was creamy white, as though she never saw the sun, and her skinny legs were often encased in black fish-net stockings, the rage in 1967.”
“Bush's signing of the law authorizing the construction of a 700-mile border fence (which Bill Maher compared to using a fish-net condom for birth control) is seen as both hostile and tone-deaf to the question of illegal immigration, and the voice of the GOP's stand on the issue has been people like Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) and Pat Buchanan, who are fire-breathing anti-immigrant advocates.”
“Most likely 'cause I'm just as much a sucker for a natty pair of ballistic eight-denier fish-net stockings as the next dame.”
“Secondarily, a ringmaster-like fellow in a tailcoat and fedora, with a brazen temptress in fish-net stockings for a female sidekick, creates a mercurial and devilish presence.”
“I wonder what they would make of my English male colleagues penchant for dressing in fish-net tights and colorful wigs for charity as they did for the Children in Need Appeal last week....”
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