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Retiarius

A gladiator who made use of a net, which he threw over his adversary.

As in thronged amphitheatre of old
The wary Retiarius trapped his foe.

Thomson: Castle of Indolence, canto ii.

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