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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.
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Accordingly, having made everything snug in camp, the party, Tom and Ned equipped with electric rifles, and the professor with a butterfly net and specimen boxes, set forth.
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.
Delicate, gently bowed branches or stalks of bamboo adorned with brightly colored bulbs and funnels and bits of mesh, and displayed leaning against the gallery walls, these improvised forms with found objects suggest fantastical fishing poles or butterfly nets. Clustered at the midpoint of this brilliantly selected and beautifully installed retrospective--the artist's first comprehensive showing since a 2009 survey at the Musee Fabre in Montpellier, France--they offered a witty send-up of the idea of art as a lure or a trap.
Armed with butterfly nets, Rykken, park staff and volunteers scooped up bees from alpine meadows, roadsides and river banks.
* learned to catch flying insects with butterfly nets;
'Butterfly Nets' - During the low tide, fishermen try to catch marine animals using their giant nets in Fujian Province.
This evening three of us went for a stroll and looked at the cloud rolling over the range, Later John Hunt and Mike Westmacott came up with butterfly nets and began chasing butterflies.
By using their smartphones like digital butterfly nets to capture photos of the animals and plants they discover, they chronicle and share their experiences at the refuges," says Charles Regan, senior vice president for National Geographic Maps.
The cover illustration is a delightful Ducote lithograph of the women as colourful butterflies flying above potential husbands waiting below with butterfly nets. The book is further enhanced by 20 other illustrations, mostly in colour.
By now I'm looking around for men wearing white suits and carrying big butterfly nets.
Byw Yn Ol Y Llyfr (8.25pm) Tudur Owen and Bethan Gwanas take a look at butterfly nets, create a simple weather measuring device and make a visit to the Welsh Kennel Club's annual dog show in Builth Wells.
And by the time he gets on his knees to plead his last-ditch strategy for avoiding disaster, the wild desperation in his eyes is enough to bring out the guys with the butterfly nets.