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Indeed, the nets are let down for several hours, and enclose in their meshes an infinite variety.
said Billy Kirby, plucking a bullpout from the meshes, and casting the animal back into the lake with contempt.
There were also vessels of willow and grass, so closely wrought as to hold water, and a seine neatly made with meshes, in the ordinary manner, of the fibres of wild flax or nettle.
But that my girl should be entangled in the same meshes which held me was more than I could suffer.
Always there was this feeling of an unseen force, a fine net drawn round us with infinite skill and delicacy, holding us so lightly that it was only at some supreme moment that one realized that one was indeed entangled in its meshes.
She had just been for a row on the river, and the sun that netted the little waves with gold seemed to have caught her in its meshes.
In dirty upper casements, here and there, hazy little patches of candlelight reveal where some wise draughtsman and conveyancer yet toils for the entanglement of real estate in meshes of sheep-skin, in the average ratio of about a dozen of sheep to an acre of land.
They had to tear the strong silk away piece by piece, and then cut it in narrow strips so as to extricate it from the meshes of the network.
Beside the pallet was a window, whose panes broken like a spider's web upon which rain has fallen, allowed a view, through its rent meshes, of a corner of the sky, and the moon lying far away on an eiderdown bed of soft clouds.
Cautiously he intruded his hand between the meshes of the lattice until his whole arm was within the cabin.
Reality' got me so entrapped in its meshes now and again during the past six months, that I forgot my