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 n.— «The juvenile whale spent more than four hours with its head and tail tangled in a shark net about 500m off Currumbin beach before rescuers used a technique called snodding to cut it free.…Snodding, he said, involved rescuers bunching and tying the net every 50cm, making it seem more like a “big thick rope.” The process made the net easier to cut and was considered safer for the whale and the rescuers, he said.» —“Rescuers free humpback whale” by Michael Wray Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Aug. 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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