trawl net

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trawl net a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
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Usage

In literature:

But if the rope were cut the trawling net would be lost, and this net was worth money, a great deal of money, fifteen hundred francs.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
But if the rope were cut the trawling net would be lost, and this net was worth money, a great deal of money, fifteen hundred francs.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
At 8 A.M. the trawl was once more on board, the frames being bent and twisted and the net badly torn.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
We went back to trawling the Net for the next candidate.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Sailing vessels under way shall keep out of the way of sailing vessels or boats fishing with nets or lines or trawls.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
This is mainly a small boat ground, fished by trawls, hand lines and an increasing number of gill nets.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
Royal Commission on Trawl, Net, and Beam-Trawl Fishing, 1884.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
With such fishermen, what single little fish could escape the net, the hook, and the trawl?
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
There's a shark in the trawl-net, and a pretty venomous beast, too!
"Bob Strong's Holidays" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Old Daygo went forward now, shaking his head at the boys' progress of hauling in the trawl-net line themselves.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
Other vessels, which had drawn close together, had their sails furled, their anchors down, and their trawl-nets hung up in the rigging to dry.
"The Ferryman of Brill" by William H. G. Kingston
At 10 o'clock at night the trawls are hauled in, and the nets emptied.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
What fry could evade the hook, the net, or the trawl of these men?
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
On the two occasions on which the vessel was anchored to ice-floes the trawl-net was used, and the hempen tangles.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The outside is guarded from chafing, when the trawl is being worked over the bottom, by pieces of old net.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was at the end of the bay, where cliff and beach and sea together form a bag like the cod-end of the trawl net.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The running out of nets in the water, as seins, drift-nets, herring-nets, &c.; but it does not apply to trawls.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The sea bottom was dragged by efficient trawl-nets, and fished with gang-lines of baited hooks, as it still is today.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
In the mists of the channel waters, we came upon them at their trawls or nets.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The trawl-net Digby examined with some curiosity.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In news:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Large areas of the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast will soon be off-limits to bottom trawling, a practice involving fishing vessels that drag huge, weighted nets across the ocean floor.
A loggerhead turtle escapes a trawl net thanks to a turtle excluder device (TED).
Bottom trawling, the practice of dragging nets across the sea floor to scoop up fish, is smoothing out the seabed and kicking up sediment, seriously disrupting marine ecosystems, according to a new study.
Irish fisherman Syracuse — "Circus" to his friends and enemies — is out trawling when his net brings up a woman.
Bottom trawling , the practice of dragging nets across the sea floor to scoop up fish, is smoothing out the seabed and kicking up sediment, seriously disrupting marine ecosystems, according to a new study.
In offshore waters as much as 2,000 feet deep, an interstate fleet of boats drag the bottom with destructive trawl nets for, among other species, hake.
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