To set a trap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To set a trap to put it in a proper condition or position to catch prey; hence, to lay a plan to deceive and draw another into one's power.
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Usage

In literature:

It was bad enough to be bested without being jeered at by the man who had set a trap for him.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
He is quite clever enough to set a very ugly trap for us.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
I want to set a trap, and if possible catch those rascals in the midst of their work.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
How could you dare to set such a trap for an old friend?
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Dick, who had an objection to walking when it was possible to drive, set out with Mrs. Crowley in a trap.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Only a week before he had set steel traps at a den where he chanced to find a pair of Badgers in residence.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
A well-set trap would have easy work in catching the feet of a woman related to the nymphs.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I lift him all I didn't want, and set a trap to nab him, but by me word he was too smart for Tolly Tip.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
Both Gunwagner and Felix tumbled into this trap, which, by the way, was a skillful one for our detective to set.
"The Boy Broker" by Frank A. Munsey
So he returned to camp, got a trap and set it by the beast's toy.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
They might have set a trap, he thought, and were waiting for him to walk into it.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Indian set a trap for him hoping that he would soon return to the tree for food.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
On the top of that there was a solid flag of stone by way of trap, and to this they both set their backs.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What a perfect place to set a trap, he thought.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
Perhaps fear of discovery caused the thief to set a trap, the officer guessed.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Rick kept his eyes open, watching for a likely place to set a trap.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The lid is propped up so that it looks like a gigantic trap set to catch some gigantic bird or vermin.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
Tiny tracks, like a child's hand, tell the Northern hunter where to set his traps.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
You know how 'fraid boys are that there is going to be a trap set for them.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
But how had the Ogrum been able to set such a trap?
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
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In poetry:

And since those trappings first were new,
How many a cloudless day,
To rob the velvet of its hue,
Has come and passed away !
How many a setting sun hath made
That curious lattice-work of shade !
"The Squire’s Pew" by Jane Taylor

In news:

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the two young men accused of setting potentially deadly booby trap s along a popular hiking trail in Utah has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment.
(AP) — The Aurora police chief says the suspect in the movie theater shooting set up booby traps in his apartment specifically to kill a police officer who might have opened the door.
A large coach races along a country road, dragging a tangle of logs that were set as a trap to slow its journey.
In yet another attempt to embarrass and humiliate Sarah Palin, the mainstream has fallen into a trap that they deliberately set for the former Alaska governor.
View full size Bruce Ely, The Oregonian Doug and Denise McCurtain stand at the pond near their Gresham home where they found their dog in a trap set out to catch nutria .
An angry 25-year-old man set a fiery death trap for his ex-girlfriend and her two young children Sunday, setting her ablaze as she opened her Queens apartment door as well as the hallway outside, according to reports.
Olympic double trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode paid a visit to her alma mater , Arroyo High School, to remind students that they can do anything they set their minds to.
A Montana judge has issued a last-minute restraining order blocking a trapping season for the fierce but imperiled wolverine that had been set to start Dec 1, 2012.
(AP) — A psychiatrist for Jackson County in Southern Oregon still has his job while awaiting disposition of criminal charges alleging he set booby traps to hurt mountain bikers on national forest trails around Ashland.
A second man accused of setting potentially deadly booby traps along a popular hiking trail in Utah has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
A psychiatrist for in Oregon is accused of setting booby traps to hurt mountain bikers on national forest trails around Ashland.
A deadly booby trap rigged along a popular Utah trail could have killed someone if they had tripped a ground wire set up to send a 20-pound, spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting hiker, authorities said Monday.
The Ski Brule staff takes about a week to set up the stands and traps for sporting clays stations all over the area.
He decided to set up a trap installing cameras at one of his car wash bill collectors .
A brave subway station agent refused to let two would-be robbers into her Brooklyn booth Wednesday morning, even as they set it ablaze with her trapped inside, transit officials and police said.
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In science:

Section 2, is close, in an appropriate time scale and with respect to the topology introduced in Section 5, to a simple random walk Y N t which only visits the set AN of the deepest traps and which has identically distributed jump probabilities: pN (x, y ) = ρN (y ), x, y ∈ AN .
Universality of trap models in the ergodic time scale
Key to the success of this approach is the proper trapping behavior, i.e. the convergence of both sets of null vectors normal to a set of slices of v0 located between the caustics and the matching boundary.
Black hole excision with matching
Cirac and Zoller [CZ95] showed in a seminal paper that a set of cold ions interacting with laser light and moving in a linear trap provides a realistic physical system in which to implement a quantum computer.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
In such case it is useful to define a set B (n) ⊂ T M ε (n) of bad traps which cause the difficulties.
Dynamics of trap models
For particles which had propagated a distance r >> Rµ , the trap (i.e. the initial size of the cloud Rµ ) can be viewed as a "point ob ject" and R can be set equal to zero (the center of the trap).
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
In the present section we consider a different set-up: The trapping potential Vtr (r) and the random potential V (r) coexist in the same spatial region, and the atoms are allowed to reach equilibrium in the combined potential.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
The search neighbourhood LC is a set indexed both by traps t r ∈ XT r and locations l ∈ L of sets of closest (control graph based) locations (not necessarily direct neighbours) to l that have reachability constraints generated for them for a given trap t r.
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
T r+ ⊂ XT r and T r− ⊂ XT r are the respective sets of uncovered traps that can be covered and that can not be covered from the current state. A function u pd at e neighbourhood (T r+ , T r− ) is used to update the two sets by removing already covered traps from T r+ and moving new coverable traps from T r− to T r+ .
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
In particular, traps of form (ii) force the SUT to be guided through a set of intermediate states before the next trap can be covered.
Constraint-Based Heuristic On-line Test Generation from Non-deterministic I/O EFSMs
The temperature of the trapped gas is set by a competition between heating due to dipolar relaxation and cooling due to evaporation.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The evaporation simulator is a set of routines which numerically integrate the differential equations for E and N through time. A user of these routines must write C routines that describe the trap to the integration routines.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Figure E-5 shows calculations of the lineshape, using equation E.5 and including R(ε), for samples in the quantum degenerate regime at various temperatures for a set of trap parameters of immediate interest to this experiment.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Figure 2 shows the data for two sets of parameter, corresponding to a small self-trapped polaron and a selftrapped polaron extended over few lattice sites, respectively.
Variational study of the Holstein polaron
For an open system the volume of the region a ≤ H ≤ b is infinite but the density of quantum resonances should be related to the trapped set only, that is to the set of points which are not carried to infinity by the classical flow in negative and positive directions.
Fractal Weyl laws for chaotic open systems
Normally we do not expect the trapped set to be uniformly regular, especially when we vary the energy, but a reasonable regularity can be expected from its intersection with a Poincar´e section at a given energy.
Fractal Weyl laws for chaotic open systems
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