A device intended to prevent combustible materials, usually sparks or other tiny flaming debris, from escaping into areas

Spark Arrestor

A device intended to prevent combustible materials, usually sparks or other tiny flaming debris, from…

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal cords from the hoop C; D, the wings moved by rack-work E; F, a parachute or umbrella to break the force of descent if the balloon should burst; G, A tube communicating with the inside of the balloon.

Blanchard's Balloon

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal…

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts the bastinado on a boatman. He appears to be one of the stewards of an estate, and is accompanied by his dog. In the other boat is a cow, and a net containing hay or chopped straw." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian boats

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts…

A cartoon of a man in a suit being chased by a woman with a net.

Cartoon of Woman Chasing Man with Net

A cartoon of a man in a suit being chased by a woman with a net.

A spider's web or net.

Cobweb

A spider's web or net.

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular weir pictured controls the channel between islands and is common along the coast of Maine.

Herring Weir

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular…

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

"And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answered and said, Master, we toiled all night, and took nothing: but at thy word I will let down the nets. And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their nets were breaking..." Luke 5:4-6 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus standing in a boat as the disciples catch a multitude of fish. There are two boats with two disciples in each. The boats and nets are overflowing with fish. Several people can be seen watching from the shore in the background.

The Miraculous Catch of Fish - Jesus Fills the Disciples' Boats with Fish

"And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for…

The German pattern is a 17th century design. It is a net design filled with recurring ornamental accessories.

German Pattern

The German pattern is a 17th century design. It is a net design filled with recurring ornamental accessories.

This German Renaissance pattern is a net design filled with recurring ornamental accessories.

German Renaissance Pattern

This German Renaissance pattern is a net design filled with recurring ornamental accessories.

"A fish may be defined as a Vertibrate animal breathing through the medium of water, by means of branchiae, or gills, having one auricle and one ventricle to the heart, cold red blood, and extremities formed for swimming" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Pisces

"A fish may be defined as a Vertibrate animal breathing through the medium of water, by means of branchiae,…

"On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. And he spake to them many things in parables..." Matthew 13:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus sitting in the stern of a small fishing boat, reaching out to the people on shore and teaching in parables. A man sits in the bow on a fishing net. Several people stand on shore. One woman holds a baby and has a small child standing beside her. Another woman is sitting on the shore. There are mountains in the background and a single tree in the center of the image.

Jesus Teaches the Multitude on the Shore While He Sits in a Boat

"On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him…

A 'purse' seine is a form of fishing net that is paid out around a school of fish, like a cylinder with no top or bottom. When drawn in, the bottom closes, forming a bag from which the fish cannot escape. Figure 1 in this illustration shows the separate parts of the purse seine: A and J, arms of the net; B and I, wings; C, D, K, and L, border of stout twine; F, bailing piece (or bunt); E and G, sides; H, under.
Figure 2 shows a diagram of the form a a purse seine spread in the water.

Purse-seine

A 'purse' seine is a form of fishing net that is paid out around a school of fish, like a cylinder with…

"A net. In hunting it was usual to extend nets in a curved line of considerable length, so as in part to suround a space into which the beasts of chase were driven through the opening left on one side. The range of nets was flanked by cords, to which feathers dyed scarlet, and of other bright colours, were tied, so as to flare and flutter in the wind. The hunters then sallied forth with their dogs, dislodged the animals from their coverts, and by shouts and barking drove them first within the formido, as the apparatus of string and feathers was called, and then, as they were scared with this appearance, within the circuit of the nets. The accompanying woodcuts are taken from two bas-reliefs in the collection of ancient marbles at Ince-Blundell in Lancashire." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Retis

"A net. In hunting it was usual to extend nets in a curved line of considerable length, so as in part…

"In this woodcut, two men are carrying the net home after the chase, and hold in their hands two of the forked stakes for supporting it." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Retis

"In this woodcut, two men are carrying the net home after the chase, and hold in their hands two of…

"A rope netting at once simple and effective...This netting may be made of heavy rope for a grille in an open doorway, or a lighter rope for fringe."

Rope Netting

"A rope netting at once simple and effective...This netting may be made of heavy rope for a grille in…

Adults playing lawn tennis near a house.

Tennis

Adults playing lawn tennis near a house.

This illustration shows a low volleying at the net in the game of tennis.

Low Volleying at the Net

This illustration shows a low volleying at the net in the game of tennis.