2. Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. (Prov. Xxix. 5) In the church's net there are fishes good or bad. (Jer. Taylor)
Origin: AS. Net; akin to D. Net, OS. Net, netti, OHG. Nezzi, G. Netz, Icel. & Dan. Net, Sw. Nat, Goth. Nati; of uncertain origin.
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... researchers looked at endocrine inhibitors and toxicology for the answer to the frogs’ deformities. One scientist found that the frogs at the Ney pond were wintering in the Minnesota River, which would indicate that if toxins were being introduced in the river, the deformities in the young ...
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