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  • n. Plural form of hairnet.


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  • From selecting an ice cold carton of whole milk to watching the ladies in hairnets plonk another helping of mashed potatoes onto a divided tray, steam rising up and giving the women's round faces a healthy glow.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The counter was set up as a giant loop so that simultaneously we could watch them flip the burgers while people shopped for hairnets and socks.

    You can do anything in a department store these days – including eat. But it doesn't mean you should

  • I refused to wear one of those wack hairnets so I improvised with a look that respected the rules and respected fashion at the same time.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Toss in a few bowling trophies, dudes in bathrobes and women wearing Valkyrie horns, red pageboy cuts, and tight-fitting purple jumpsuits and hairnets, and you might have a sense of this homage to the 1998 Coen brothers' cult comedy, "The Big Lebowski."

    Paying Homage to the Dude

  • Behind plastic curtain-strip doors, workers in hairnets, smocks and surgical masks move with assembly-line efficiency in the 40-degree Fahrenheit room warm temperature affects the caviar's taste separating eggs from ovary, then washing, salting and tinning the caviar.

    The Great California Caviar Rush

  • Today, the workers wear uniforms and hairnets, even in the storefront of the plant where Del Rey sells tortillas to the public.

    Schools in the dark about tainted lunches

  • Today, he has a new job in town: supervising technicians in smocks and hairnets who create material for solar panels in a white-floored laboratory.

    Clean Tech Arrives, With Limited Payoff

  • The Scottish Labour PPB drafted in Richard Wilson and David Tennant to remind us of the ravaged sepia-soaked Scotland of the 1980s, which appears to have been populated by sad-eyed men carrying babies and women in hairnets.

    How Scotland saw the general election TV campaign

  • Every worker seemed to have his (or hers - with the overcoats and the hairnets everyone becomes a sexless blob) own Production Leader.

    The Saved Man

  • Workers wearing hairnets stared quizzically as a dozen photographers climbed over one another for a shot of Bernanke looking at the machinery.

    Bernanke tours pastry factory, in a sign to Main Street


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