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Nett   /nɛt/   Listen

Catch with a net.  Synonym: net.

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"Nett" Quotes from Famous Books

... own lay would not be very large; but considering that I was used to the sea, could steer a ship, splice a rope, and all that, I made no doubt that from all I had heard I should be offered at least the 275th lay —that is, the 275th part of the clear nett proceeds of the voyage, whatever that might eventually amount to. And though the 275th lay was what they call a rather long lay, yet it was better than nothing; and if we had a lucky voyage, might pretty nearly pay for the clothing I would wear out on it, not to speak ...
— Moby-Dick • Melville

Words linked to "Nett" :   net, take-home, take hold of, catch, clear, grab, gross

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