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  • n. Plural form of netting.


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  • What is called the nettings ran from aft round the greater part of the vessel.

    Mark Seaworth

  • The hammocks were lashed up and stowed away in the "nettings," as the lattice-like receptacles are called, leaving the deck clear for the work of the day.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • A volley of stones thrummed and boomed the wire mosquito nettings that protected the windows.


  • Life lines were stretched fore and aft; and on our weather side, attached to smokestack guys and rigging, were huge rope-nettings, hung there for the purpose of breaking the force of the seas and so saving our mess-room doors.


  • Once that camo nettings gone, the fire wont have much fuel.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Yet, from time to time the elderly passenger, leaning over the bulwark nettings, looked with something like uneasiness at the horizon.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • A desperate conflict ensued in the hammock-nettings, — or somewhere in about that direction, — until the Latin-grammar master, having all his masts gone, his hull and rigging shot through, and seeing

    A Holiday Romance

  • Squirrel of only ten tons, and “overcharged with nettings, fights, and small ordnance,” not only because she was more fit to examine the creeks, but because he had heard of some taunt against him among the men, that he was afraid of the sea.

    Westward Ho!

  • A dense row of carts extended from the police-station half across the space, these carts were filled with pigs, and had stout cord-nettings drawn over them, to prevent the animals escaping.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Australia, during the summer months, proper mosquito nettings are as necessary as the bed itself.

    The Art of Living in Australia


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