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dragnet

1. a heavy or weighted net used to scour the bottom of a pond, river, etc., as when searching for something
2. any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons
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Dragnet

radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
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