throw nets

throw nets

nets used in the capture and restraint of wild and zoo animals. A strong net which is flat when open but has a drawstring around its edge. It can be thrown over an otherwise unmanageable animal such as a seal, the drawstring pulled tight and the apex of the net and the drawstring end pulled tight in opposite directions.
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He added that a full set of nets costs around e1/4160 and that it is not uncommon for a fisherman to throw nets in ten different spots in one night and find them all damaged or destroyed by dolphins.
If anyone touched me I'd fall into the audience and they'd throw nets over all the people until they'd pulled out all the bodies and got to me.
Contract notice: New hilda-gymnasium with dreifeldsporthalle, phase ii (dreifeldsporthalle), assigning the curtains, throw nets, blinds, roller blinds and advertising.
Put up bird scarers or throw nets over blackberry plants and autumn-fruiting raspberry plants to prevent birds from eating the crops.
Throw nets over the bushes of soft fruits to protect them from birds.
After the baitwell was packed with pilchards taken by throw nets, he was beaming.
Many fishermen throw nets over the dolphins in hopes of nabbing the tuna--often chasing, injuring or killing the dolphins in the process.
The first humans they see are attackers, who rush shouting into their enclosure, throw nets over them, shove them into cages and lock them up overnight.