Net. n.s. [nati, Gothick; net, Saxon.] A texture woven with large interstices or meshes, used commonly as a snare for animals.
Poor bird! thoud'st never fear the net, nor lime,
The pitball nor the gin. Shakespeare's Macbeth.
He made nets of chequer-work for the chapiters, upon the top of the pillars. 1 Kings vii. 17.
Impatience intangles us like the fluttering of a bird in a net, but cannot at all ease our troubles. Taylor's Holy Living.
The vegetative tribes,
Wrapt in a filmy net, and clad with leaves. Thomson.