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verb as in fish

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Just as humans have industrialized farming with large, AI-powered tractors and sprawling monocultures, we’ve also figured out how to harvest massive quantities of fish with large nets, trawls, and dredges.

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Every accessible square meter of the North Sea was being hit approximately twice per year by a trawl.

Why, I offered to thrash him and his two boys only three weeks ago, for hanging around after dark where I had a trawl set.

Indeed, the pelicans enclosed the fish with their united wings in a regular line as close and compact as a trawl or drag-net.

There is some ship-building, some brewing, with oyster and trawl fishing; the fishery engages nearly seven hundred persons.

Five soundings were taken, and, on July 9, the trawl was put over in three hundred and forty-five fathoms.

We had been driving before a light westerly wind, when the trawl caught on the bottom and stopped the vessel.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trawl, such as: drag, dragnet, line, net, seine, and troll.

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