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dip net

a net or mesh bag on a long handle, used to scoop fish from water.


[dip-net] /ˈdɪpˌnɛt/
verb (used with object), dip-netted, dip-netting.
to scoop (fish) from water with a dip net. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In his hand he carried a dip-net, which he threw cleverly over our heads, and entangled us in the bag.

    The Cricket's Friends Virginia W. Johnson
  • Shawn stood in the bow of the boat with the dip-net ready to swing.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • The fisherman pursues in his boat, and coming up, pushes his dip-net under the fish as he draws him to the surface.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Near the door hung great coils of fishing line and tackle, and in the corner was a dip-net and gig.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Arrived at the pool, he threw down the dip-net and sack, and drew from his hip-pocket what looked like a large, fat candle.

  • Burney took the dip-net and paddled the boat toward the jug, and catching the line, raised the fish to the top of the water.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.

  • Arms worked up and down, big boots stamped, while inboard and out swung the dip-net, and onto the deck flopped the mackerel.

    The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • Jim took his dip-net and stepped into the motor-boat, and they ran up to the lobster-car.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • The good old pill-pusher threw his saws behind the sofa, put his dip-net on the mantelpiece, and took a fall out of my pulse.

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