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net.-: /net dot/ pref. [USENET] Prefix used to describe people and
   events related to USENET.  From the time before the Great
   Renaming, when most non-local newsgroups had names beginning
   `net.'.  Includes net.gods, `net.goddesses' (various
   charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers),
   `net.lurkers' (see lurker), `net.person',
   `net.parties' (a synonym for boink, sense 2), and
   many similar constructs.  See also net.police.