Our luck is like water in a dragnet: you pull at it and it bulges, but when you've drawn it out it's empty!
"Mascola ran across our trammels this morning with a dragnet," the girl explained.
He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet.
Ronquillo had “set a dragnet,” and taken the rice of all the people within reach, beginning with himself.
Their idea of hunting ...