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bully (net)

[cf. Gul. "net (bullet all aroun')" (Parsons 1923:167) from use of lead shot to weight net?; cf. also OED bully to overweigh (of ships)] n. a fishing net on a round wire frame, often used to catch crawfish or turtle: 1977 The turtle bulley net was cone-shaped somewhat like the crawfish bulley-net , . . referred to as "the bulley" (Albury 16). (Gen.)

—v. to fish with a BULLY NET: Das de way to catch dose fish—you bully dem (Nassau).

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-08 17:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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