from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fishing-net adapted to the capture of shrimps; a small-meshed bag-net or scoop-net with a long wooden handle.
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At Point Pedro as it and another patrol boat find a fleet of Chinese junks spread out in a half-moon, three miles from tip to tip, each moored to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
Its fiery rays dispelled the clinging vapors, and there, before our eyes, like a picture, lay the shrimp fleet, spread out in a great half-moon, the tips of the crescent fully three miles apart, and each junk moored fast to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
The old sailor chuckled to himself with an air of superior knowledge, and shuffled away with his shrimp-net, while my sister and I walked slowly homewards through the hot and stagnant air.
"Here comes Bill," said Jim, as a boy of his own age and social standing appeared around the corner of the house, a tin pail in one hand, a shrimp-net in the other.
He might use his free time to learn the dying Cajun art of shrimp-net sewing from his 73-year-old father, who built a successful life around shrimp but spends most of his time these days with a plastic needle in hand, weaving the worry away.
A contribution for the poor is taken up every Sunday in the churches by the deacons, who use a thing like a shrimp-net with a long handle, having a little bell for the benefit of those who wish to look the other way when it is thrust in their faces. "