Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light cotton netting, used as a ball-stop or boundary in the game of lawn-tennis.

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Examples

  • I heard her address a minatory remark within the room to "Racket" -- most excellently described, I thought; though I discovered later that I had, in imagination, misspelt him, since he owed his name to the fact that his mother had sought her delivery on the bed of a stored tennis-net.

    The Jervaise Comedy

  • Pramlay received them in the pretty chintz drawing-room, which opened by French windows on the trim garden, with its croquet lawn, its tennis-net in the middle distance, and its remote rose alley lined with smart dahlias and flaming sunflowers.

    Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story

  • Mrs. Pramlay received them in the pretty chintz drawing-room, which opened by French windows on the trim garden, with its croquet lawn, its tennis-net in the middle distance, and its remote rose alley lined with smart dahlias and flaming sunflowers.

    Ann Veronica, a modern love story

  • And there were the subalterns at the tennis-net with Norah, doing unnecessary things to the net and trying _not_ to look at him.

    The Belfry

  • They occupied the large centre-table which has for many a year been the point of contact for the distinguished minds of which the membership of "The Heraclean" is made up; the tennis-net, as it were, over which the verbal balls of discussion have for so many years volleyed to the delight of countless listeners.

    R. Holmes & Co.

  • Green pine-cones take the place of balls; hands, of rackets; and branches, of tennis-net.

    On the Trail An Outdoor Book for Girls

  • At the other end of exclusivity, in Ibiza, I have played in the orange heat on private clay courts: usually slightly run-down, often spectacularly located with a view of glitter-blue ocean in the distance, like a high-summer, Balearic remix of Louis MacNeice's line from "Autumn Journal": "And each rich family boasts a sagging tennis-net."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Norah at the tennis-net quivering with excitement, and (by the time

    The Belfry

  • There are some words which I am unable to endure, such as salt-cellar, tuberculosis, tennis-net and den. "

    If Winter Don't A B C D E F Notsomuchinson

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