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Depinges

(2 syl.) or Deepings. A breadth of netting to be sewed on a hoddy (net) to make it sufficiently large. Sometimes the breadth is called a depth, and the act of sewing one depth on another is called deepening the net. In 1574 the Dutch settlers at Yarmouth were required “to provide themselves with twine and depinges in foreign places.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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