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I'm trying to find out about the etamology of the word scramble, with particular interest to the term used a lot in the UK Royal and Merchant Navy's of Scramble Nets which were large strudy nets thrown over the side of ship to allow men in the water to climb aboard the ship. I suspect the same devices were and perhaps still are used by many navy's, but I don't know if they were called Scramble Nets or not.