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

  Seine \Seine\, n. [F. seine, or AS. segene, b?th fr. L. sagena,
     Gr. ????.] (Fishing.)
     A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and
     the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and
     when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses
     the fish.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Seine boat, a boat specially constructed to carry and pay
        out a seine.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Seine
      n 1: a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and
           then northward into the English Channel [syn: Seine,
           Seine River]
      2: a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top
         and weights at the bottom
      v 1: fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  SEINE, n.  A kind of net for effecting an involuntary change of
  environment.  For fish it is made strong and coarse, but women are
  more easily taken with a singularly delicate fabric weighted with
  small, cut stones.
  
      The devil casting a seine of lace,
          (With precious stones 'twas weighted)
      Drew it into the landing place
          And its contents calculated.
  
      All souls of women were in that sack --
          A draft miraculous, precious!
      But ere he could throw it across his back
          They'd all escaped through the meshes.
                                                        Baruch de Loppis
  

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