Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A net for catching small birds, as larks, martins, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A net for catching small birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A net for catching small birds.

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Examples

  • Howsoever, it is a kind of policy in these days, to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for, as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing like silly passengers at an antic picture in a painter's shop, that will not look at a judicious piece.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [5003] gardener takes not so much delight and pains in his garden, a horseman to dress his horse, scour his armour, a mariner about his ship, a merchant his shop and shop-book, as they do about their faces, and all those other parts: such setting up with corks, straightening with whalebones; why is it, but as a day-net catcheth larks, to make young men stoop unto them?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Why is it but, as a day-net catcheth larks, to make young men stoop unto them? "

    An Odd Sort of Popular Book

  • It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter’s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

    Book of Wise Sayings Selected Largely from Eastern Sources

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