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  • n. Alternative form of dragnet.


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  • Regrettably, after half a year of efforts by those environmental groups, the government has still not proposed a conservation plan, instead expressing plans to open up the coastal waters within three nautical miles of the shore to drag-net fishing, which will thoroughly destroy the near-shore ecology.

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  • Nan to the men, to bid them get the drag-net ready, and leave the horses, and come to try to find the poor innocent! as she, it seems, then called me, beating her breast, and lamenting my hard hap; but most what would become of them, and what account they should give to my master.


  • That works great when you are riding at 90% in the polls, but as the number of people supporting the Whitehouse drops–the more likely that more voters are going to get swept-up in the character assassination drag-net.

    Firedoglake » Rove to Rescue the Weakling in the White House

  • One to the ends of the earth; to set the whole infernal official machinery at work like a drag-net across the nations, and jolly well recapture The Quick One.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • For the apprehension and return of deserters from ships in home ports a drag-net system of rewards and conduct-money sprang into being; but this the sailor to some extent contrived to elude.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Sweep a drag-net across the pages of contemporary drama, and it is unquestionable that in her heyday no name on the list stood out, in respect of adventure and romance, with greater prominence than did that of Lola Montez.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert

  • "Let me see; ah, yes, you let down a trawl and catch your fish in it, instead of using a line or drag-net."

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • They have sought, through every barbarous dialect, as well as every refined tongue, and gathered by the drag-net of observation, every barbarous and obscure as well as every polite sound which by any accident ever enters into the constitution of speech.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Sons of God not yet caught in the drag-net of His calling.

    The Coming of the King

  • Several who have augmented his works in France, Spain, or Italy, labored under the same misfortune and often gathered together whatever the drag-net of time had amassed.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March


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