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Network

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Nétwork. n.s. [net and work.] Any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections.

Nor any skill'd in workmanship emboss'd;
Nor any skill'd in loops of fing'ring fine;
Might in their diverse cunning ever dare,
With this so curious network to compare.
Spenser.

A large cavity in the sinciput was filled with ribbons, lace, and embroidery, wrought together in a curious piece of network. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (406) · Spectator (139) · Spenser, Edmund (252)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Network." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5711.


  1. One of my all-time favorite definitions! A marvel of accuracy (for the time) and concision.

  2. James Friend on August 2nd, 2011 at 11:01 am

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