Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose business is the making of nets.

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Examples

  • But we are glad that the net-maker did not make the hammock in a fit of divine carelessness.

    Heretics

  • We may fling ourselves into a hammock in a fit of divine carelessness; but we are glad that the net-maker did not make the net in

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  • Old Kala-hoi, the net-maker, had ceased work for the day, and was seated on a mat outside his little house, smoking his pipe, looking dreamily out upon the blue waters of Leone Bay, on Tutuila Island, and enjoying the cool evening breeze that blew upon his bare limbs and played with the two scanty tufts of snow-white hair that grew just above his ears.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • As the girls brought us the kava Marsh put his hand on the old, smooth, brown pate, and saw that the eyes of the net-maker were filled with tears.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • The net-maker looked into the white man's face, and read sympathy in his eyes.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Until some such good luck, it was as well to laugh and blush as if the surmise of her having a lover was not very far from the truth, and so she replied in something of the same strain as the lame net-maker to his joke about the butter.

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  • When aid arrives in the form of a hundred thousand mosquito nets, the net-maker is out of business, and one hundred and sixty people (employees and dependents) are now aid-dependent.

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  • The trees are of various k as are common to other parts of the coi are fit for the iliipwright, houfe-carpci net-maker, and many other ufes.

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