from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material (zoölogical specimens, etc.) obtained by the use of the towing-net.
- n. The act of using a towing-net.
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Everybody was working very hard during these days; shifting coal, reefing and furling sail aloft, hauling on the ropes on deck, together with magnetic and meteorological observations, tow-netting, collecting and making skins and so forth.
Lillie and Nelson were both busy tow-netting for plankton with full-speed, Apstein, Nansen, 24-and 180-mesh nets.
When not engaged in sounding, dredging, or tow-netting members of the land party found endless diversion in trimming coal.
Hunter had a fish-trap lowered from the forecastle, used a hand dredge from the ship, and did tow-netting occasionally from the launch in its journeys to and from the land.