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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of seine.


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  • We seined bugs from the stream, learned how trout are made of trees, and talked about caves and springs; all the while we listened to the phoebes calling loudly from the banks of the North Fork.

    Taking Kids Fishing

  • As a teenager, I gill-netted and purse seined on the Columbia River in Oregon, but by the time I was in my early twenties I was back in Alaska, king-crabbing out of Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.

    One Big Table

  • I sat, face burning, avoiding Jamie's eyes, as she carefully removed small twigs and bits of oak leaf from my curls, depositing them on the dresser next to those seined from her brother's hair.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • None was as massive as the MHW encasing him, but they seemed tough enough to resist the assaults of black; seined scavengers and predatory plant; life.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • My own special cronies, for example, were seined out of two large families of Jews and an equally abundant run of French Canadians.

    The Jewish Problem in America

  • I wanted very much to say that I had seen moon fish seined off the Florida Keys; but that I had never before seen moon fish with whiskers; and that I thought them very amusing.

    Escape on Venus

  • Grown folks seined for fish in Big Crick and Saluda River at night, 'cause dey couldn't git away f'um field wuk in de day.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 2

  • On which you could string, if you seined for a week,

    The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems

  • After beating the water and banks until it was supposed the fish had gone into the net, or trap, they were left in it until next day, when they were seined out.

    A Soldier in the Philippines

  • On the Prince Edward County shore 1,000 to 6,000 Lake Ontario whitefish would be seined at one time.

    Canada's Fishery Resources


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