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Shrimp net

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shrimp net a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.
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Usage

In literature:

But the waters of Jordan encompass me and Inspector Birch tarries outside with his shrimping-net.
"The Red House Mystery" by A. A. Milne
Roland suddenly caught sight of some shrimping nets hanging against the wall.
"Pierre and Jean" by Guy de Maupassant
Black sand-shoes completed his outfit, and a broken shrimping- net trailed behind him.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 4th, 1920" by Various
To avoid this accident you should keep the right shoulder well down and hold the shrimping-net high in the air with the left hand.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 8th, 1920" by Various
Don't sit shivering there, Maria, but bring me my shrimping-net!
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
That's a new shrimp-net he made for me.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
Jarwin caught the shrimps in a net, extemporised out of his pocket-handkerchief.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
Roland suddenly caught sight of some shrimping nets hanging against the wall.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Monsters over a yard long fought for their freedom; giant crabs and shrimp struggled in the nets.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
All those shrimps lying near were caught by boys with nets.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
A bare-legged man, pushing a shrimping-net before him, waded through the shallow waters, close inshore.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
Out on the sands beyond the rocks on her right, a man was wading in the water with a net, shrimping.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I've got to go fishing," returned the "King of the Castle", proudly displaying a small shrimping net.
"The School by the Sea" by Angela Brazil
But Fisherman Dick did his work with a shrimping-net, and one day he took home the little carriage-clock and showed it to his wife.
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
But girls laughed merrily, planning strolls by the shimmering sea; they had brought shrimp nets.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
Old Annis smiled when the little girl told her what she had caught in the shrimping-net.
"The Piskey-Purse" by Enys Tregarthen
She told us that he was pushing a shrimp-net in shallow water when the buaya seized him by the shoulder.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
We mustn't work to-morrow, and so we must catch a lot of shrimps and fish with the net to-night.
"The Wreck of The Red Bird" by George Cary Eggleston
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In news:

Florida sea turtles turn up injured or dead in neighboring states because of the use of shrimp nets off the Gulf and south Atlantic coasts.
Change should keep threatened smelt out of pink shrimp nets.
A shrimp trawler drags its nets in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La.
When taking shrimp over bait, no cast net may be used having a mesh smaller than one-half inch square measure or one-inch stretch measure.
Cast nets used to harvest the shrimp over bait, which consist of a mixture of fish meal and mud shaped into balls, must have a minimum mesh size of 1/2-inch square with a 1-inch stretch.
Chris Hastings grew up vacationing on the South Carolina coast – helping Mom and Dad dig for oysters and clams, netting wild shrimp, and surf-casting for grouper.
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