butterfly net


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butterfly net

A term referring to a hypothetical device that mental health personnel are popularly believed to use to detain the mentally disturbed.
References in classic literature ?
He could see him yet, his queer little monkeyish face eloquent with fear, his back burdened with specimen cases, in his hands Bassett's butterfly net and naturalist's shot-gun, as he quavered, in Beche-de-mer English: "Me fella too much fright along bush.
In fact, the only things missing off the list were deep sea diving gear and a butterfly net.
They carried a wicker hamper, table-cloths, binoculars, a butterfly net, a pat-ball tennis game, sun-protection lotion, and a pamphlet about the local wildlife, the flora and fauna.
My mom made me a butterfly net from an old broomstick, a coat hanger and a cheesecloth.
Dr Gary Cleland from Liverpool Museum carries a butterfly net as he leads a line of pupils Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
Added to the sight of the Transporter Bridge and the Giant Butterfly Net along the docks, this has to be one of the most interesting sights of Middlesbrough.
Justin grabbed his butterfly net and slipped it over Bessie.
By taking himself out of the running, we now want to chase him with a butterfly net.
There have also been huge changes to butterflying in the 50 years since Mr Oates was given his first butterfly net for his birthday on August 7, 1964, with the old habits of catching, killing and collecting butterflies replaced by photographing them.
BBC2 sending Bill Bailey halfway around the world to prat around with a butterfly net in Borneo, for Jungle Hero.
A user just has to download the app, launch it and try to catch the virtual butterflies by swinging his or her device like a butterfly net.