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a conical net of fine mesh held open by a round rim to which a long handle is attached, used for collecting butterflies and other insects.
Historical Examples

Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
‘That Very Mab’ May Kendall and Andrew Lang
Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos
Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
‘That Very Mab’ May Kendall and Andrew Lang
The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett Compton Mackenzie
Little Men Louisa May Alcott
Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson


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