day-net

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day-net (plural day-nets)

  1. (obsolete) A net for catching small birds.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition III, section 2, member 2, subsection iii:
      why such setting up with corks, straitening with whalebones; why is it but, as a day-net catcheth larks, to make young men stoop unto them?

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