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He had thrown out a dragnet of detectives and every suspicious character in the city was passing through it or landing in prison.
THE SOUTHERNERTHOMAS DIXON
"Mascola ran across our trammels this morning with a dragnet," the girl explained.
EL DIABLOBRAYTON NORTON
The Indulgence was a dragnet, drawing large hauls of hungry fish, and leaving them to squirm on the shores of sinful compromises.
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!
WAR AND PEACELEO TOLSTOY
Their idea of hunting for a workman is to dragnet the back rooms of saloons—especially if they're after a Socialist.
THE AIR TRUSTGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
When Pasquale found that only an insignificant peon Pedro Cabenza had been taken in his dragnet, he exploded with fury.
STEVE YEAGERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Another invalid—my secretary—one flounders in a dragnet of unfortunate circumstances.
DIANE OF THE GREEN VANLEONA DALRYMPLE
I thank you cordially for the police protection afforded me while the chief had his dragnet in operation.
THE BLACK STARJOHNSTON MCCULLEY
If it is to be used for a dragnet for water insects, the wire must be stout and the netting strong.
Ronquillo had “set a dragnet,” and taken the rice of all the people within reach, beginning with himself.

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