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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

Dragnet

radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
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Jane Gardner creates and performs an exclusive new score for Dragnet Girl and music plays a big part in the festival.
A dragnet is a net dragged along the sea bed which traps small fish and other small sea-life.
BASC's director of firearms Bill Harriman said: "We would rather be working with the police to improve security than working against this type of dragnet operation.
Police have put out a dragnet looking for an Iranian woman from Los Angeles who is accused of failing to return her son to the custody of her former husband.
For years, since Osama's disappearance in 2001 from Tora Bora to escape a US-led dragnet in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, both Pakistani and American officials believed that Osama was hiding in the tribal region straddling the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Summary: BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army launched a dragnet for seven Estonians who were kidnapped in the central Bekaa Valley Wednesday.
DRAGNET: Officers stop traffic on Friday near where Jo was found
Parts II and III of this article describe the nature and effects of dragnet actions.
The new findings, in the reward circuit of mouse and human brains, have spurred a high tech dragnet for compounds that boost the action of a key gene regulator there, called deltaFosB.
The dragnet -- starting early on Thursday afternoon and continuing into the evening -- stopped traffic around Ben-Gurion Airport, on the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
What was the name of the police sergeant played by Jack Webb in the vintage television series Dragnet?
If the dragnet caught any terrorists, the authorities failed to inform the news media.