- sea fishing the narrow end of a tapered trawl net
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Besides being stronger, the cod-end was covered by flounces of old netting to prevent the rough bottom from chafing it too much.
It was at the end of the bay, where cliff and beach and sea together form a bag like the cod-end of the trawl net.