Definition of dragnet:
check, drift net, Amber alert, trawl line, arrest, setline, checkpoint, creel, drifter, clampdown, cockpit, fishing rod, drag, clean up, bait, trawl net, clue, net, trap, fishing line, spiller, beat, trotline, trammel, decoy, network, all-points bulletin, trawl, roundup, hunt, APB, barb, agent provocateur.
- "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
More rabid than ever was the cry of the populace for vengeance upon the Gray Seal; more active than ever, combing den and dive, their dragnet spreading from end to end of the city, were the efforts of the police to effect the Gray Seal's capture; more like snarling wolves than ever, the blood lust upon them, mad to sink their fangs into the Gray Seal, were the denizens of the underworld- and populace and police and underworld alike knew Larry the Bat as the Gray Seal!- "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
- "The Aran Islands", John M. Synge.