Bow net


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bow net A net for catching birds.
    • Bow net A trap for lobsters, being a wickerwork cylinder with a funnel-shaped entrance at one end.
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In literature:

At about three on Tuesday afternoon, as Nettings was in the act of leaving Bow Street Police Station, Hewitt drove up in a four-wheeler.
"Martin Hewitt, Investigator" by Arthur Morrison
He taught them how to make bows and arrows, and how to set nets for birds, and how to take fish with hooks.
"Old Greek Stories" by James Baldwin
It's called a bow-net.
"Punch, July 18, 1917" by Various
On the Pueblo altars the netted shield is always associated with arrows, bows or darts.
"Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs" by Alice C. Fletcher
The men did nothing but hunt and fish, or make bows, stone arrow-heads, nets and traps for game.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
There was a paddle still in it, and a bow net set on hoops, such as we were wont to use for eels and tench.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
Birds of all sizes are secured by use of bows and arrows, blow guns, or nets.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
On she came, till we could see the guns in her bow ports, and almost count the meshes in her hammock netting.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
We started in the morning with two canoes, equipped with nets, spears, and lines, bows and arrows, and blow-pipes as well as guns.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
He soon exerted himself to supply, with the bow and net, his father's place.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
At once, the guns and bows and arrows were put aside, and the fish-nets were left hanging in the breeze for that day.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
The raw hide, cleared of the hair and cut into thongs, serves for snares, bow-strings, net-lines, and every other sort of ropes.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Shawn stood in the bow of the boat with the dip-net ready to swing.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
An osier bow-net and two or three old fishing-boats might be seen there.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
A silken-net bag was hanging to his saddle-bow, and in it was the head of Ali.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
Each morning when he visited the Mission fish nets and his own, the puppy rode in the bow of the canoe.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
He soon exerted himself to supply, with the bow and net, his father's place.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
I found a bow net set among the weeds, and there were three large tench in it.
"The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk" by G. Christopher Davies

In poetry:

To our own nets ne'er bow we down,
Lest on the eternal shore
The angels, while oar draught they own,
Reject us evermore:
"Fifth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
The fisherman draws his streaming net from the sea
And sails toward the far-off city, that seems
Like one vague tower.
The dark bow plunges to foam on blue-black waves,
And shrill rain seethes like a ghostly music about him
In a quiet shower.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 06:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

A bow net made of criss-crossed lacing will be equally effective but less obtrusive, and it will add less windage.
"The richest kid in the world" still most monied minor, despite slip in net worth due to bad investment in Chinese bow-tie factories.