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 for Sweep net
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweep \Sweep\, n.
     1. The act of sweeping.
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     2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.
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     3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the
        sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.
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     4. The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood
        carried away everything within its sweep.
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     5. Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an
        epidemic disease.
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     6. Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the
        sweep of a compass.
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     7. Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the
        like, away from a rectlinear line.
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              The road which makes a small sweep.   --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     8. One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney
        sweeper.
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     9. (Founding) A movable templet for making molds, in loam
        molding.
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     10. (Naut.)
         (a) The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the
             rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of
             a circle.
         (b) A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel
             them and partly to steer them.
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     11. (Refining) The almond furnace. [Obs.]
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     12. A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal
         fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower
         a bucket in a well for drawing water. [Variously written
         swape, sweep, swepe, and swipe.]
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     13. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, a pairing or
         combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing
         them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks
         (thirteen) in a hand; a slam.
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     14. pl. The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are
         worked, containing filings, etc.
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     Sweep net, a net for drawing over a large compass.
  
     Sweep of the tiller (Naut.), a circular frame on which the
        tiller traverses.
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