Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of fishing-net, consisting of netting vertically hung on stakes driven into the ground, usually with special contrivances for entrapping or securing the fish. See gill-net, and cut under pound-net.

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Examples

  • If you are Don Quixote enough to lay lance in rest, in defence of those of the stake-net, and of the sad-coloured garment, I pronounce you but a lost knight; for, as I said before, I doubt if these potent redressers of wrongs, the justices and constables, will hold themselves warranted to interfere.

    Redgauntlet

  • So is yon - der stake-net, glistening in the noonday light, -- the innumerable meshes drooping in soft arches from the high stakes, and the line of floats stretch - ing shoreward, like tiny stepping-stones; two or three row-boats are gathered round it, with fisher - men in red or blue shirts, while one white sail - boat hovers near.

    Oldport Days

  • Upon the other side is a scene of peace; and a fisherman sings in his boat as he examines the floats of his stake-net, hand over hand.

    Oldport Days

  • So is yonder stake-net, glistening in the noonday light, -- the innumerable meshes drooping in soft arches from the high stakes, and the line of floats stretching shoreward, like tiny stepping-stones; two or three row-boats are gathered round it, with fishermen in red or blue shirts, while one white sail-boat hovers near.

    Oldport Days

  • If you are Don Quixote enough to lay lance in rest, in defence of those of the stake-net, and of the sad-coloured garment, I pronounce you but

    Redgauntlet

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