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 for Net tonnage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Net \Net\, a. [F. See Neat clean.]
     1. Without spot; pure; shining. [Obs.]
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              Her breast all naked as net ivory.    --Spenser.
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     2. Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated;
        neat; as, net wine, etc. [R.]
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     3. Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter,
        as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges,
        deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight,
        etc. [Less properly written nett.]
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     Net tonnage (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a
        deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow
        space for crew, machinery, etc.
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