Traps

Definitions

  • Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
    Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Traps Small or portable articles for dress, furniture, or use; goods; luggage; things.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap
Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap
Drain-traps Drain-traps
Trapping Blackbirds Trapping Blackbirds
Basket trap Basket trap

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps
    • traps See trap, 2.
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Quotations

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    “How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.”
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    “The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.”
  • Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells
    “One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.”
  • Denis Waitley
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    “A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”
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    “There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Trappings, and Trap to dress

Usage

In literature:

They also learn to make traps and nets, and oftentimes they return to the village with a good catch of small birds.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Potatoes serve admirably as traps for these pests.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Under the Mexican laws, licenses were required from the government to all Mexicans who set out on trapping expeditions.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
The depth of dip of a trap should depend on the frequency of use of the trap.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884" by Various
Ye'll find the Cree has more concern for meat an' clothes, for traps an' powder, than he has for his soul.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
All the marten traps were soon set, but there still remained two fox traps.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
Lack of traps had prevented the boys taking part in trapping during the previous winter.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
For the first time he saw that her foot was caught in a wolf trap.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Ever since he had come to Camp Rest-a-While he had begged Bunker to make a trap to catch a fox, or a squirrel, or something like that.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
One day Ahmed came to me with a message saying that the king commanded my presence at the lodge, where his slaves had trapped a fine leopard.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

If known to Oige's women fair
How snared and trapped I here despair,
Their mourning would rise, and their men would lament
The friend whose sad eyes on Ben Gulban are bent.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Ah foolish Man, who thus of her possess'd,
Cou'd float and wander with Ambition's Wind,
And if his outward Trappings spoke him blest,
Not heed the Sickness of his conscious Mind.
"Elegy XIII" by James Hammond
Wealth and pomp and power are idols
Worshipped by their devotees:
But religion's influence bridles
All esteem for things like these:
They are trappings meant to hide
The deformities of pride.
""Ye cannot serve God and Mammon"" by John Bowring
Ah, well if the soil of the stranger had wrapped you,
While the lords that you served and the friends that you knew
Hawk in the marts of the tyrants that trapped you,
Tout in the shops of the butchers that slew.
"To Captain Fryatt" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Love, the mad wine of good and evil, the saint's and murderer's,
the mote in the eye that makes its object
Shine the sun black; the trap in which it is better to catch the
inhuman God than the hunter's own image.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
Offen I use to be t'inkin'--me--
How on de worl' it was come to be
He know so moche, w'en he never go
On college or school, ole Pierre Nadeau,
Feesh on de reever de summer t'roo,
An' trap on de winter--dat’s all he do.
"Keep Out Of The Weeds" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Melcom department store collapses in Accra , 'many trapped' (VIDEO).
Randy Wolfe, owner of Varmint Busters Wildlife Management Services, trapped an albino raccoon Thursday in west Knox County.
Hee, Justice also did stop-motion animation in live-action Disney features such as "The Parent Trap," "Mary Poppins" and "Babes in Toyland.
The patient was trapped for approximately 24.
Person reportedly trapped in a trench on NC State's campus.
Don't be fooled by the indie trappings: despite its downtown vibe, "Lola Versus" is as clichéd as any Hollywood rom-com.
Clio man dies when fire consumes the vehicle he was working on, trapping him inside.
The City of Tampa was trapped in a blanket of clouds Sunday.
Big Show trapped John Cena in his painful clutches .
The cause itself would be reason enough to attend the fifth annual TRAP concert in Carpinteria on Sunday afternoon.
Bomb squads disarm traps at Colorado suspect's apartment.
He began trapping the unwanted birds near his operation's own out buildings last year, using both a small, portable trap and a trap attached to his shop.
The portable trap , patented by Blaine Johnson, is called a sparrow repeater trap .
The Conibear traps , also known as body-gripping traps , at the center of the controversy have been used since the late 1950s.
My limited trapping experience has been with traps made by Duke Traps , and they have served me well.
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In science:

Moreover, as was shown in [Pet09, Corollary 4.5], the time to cross a “large trap” is approximately an exponential random variable with parameter depending on the “size” of the trap.
Weak quenched limiting distributions for transient one-dimensional random walk in a random environment
On the other hand, provided the walk does not hit the core of the trap, its expected time spent in the trap can be bounded uniformly in n.
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
The crucial point to note is that the estimates in Lemma 4.4 for the time spent in branches outside of P are still valid when traps are added, because any trap added to such a branch (or any of its subbranches) will be contained in the cone (4.10).
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
The trap attached to the order-k branch part of P will henceforth be called trap number k .
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
Analogously to the notation in Section 2, we write (for k ≥ 2 and i ≥ 1) Tk,i for the time spent in the trap attached to the order-k branch (trap number k , for short) in P during the i’th visit to this trap; if i exceeds the number of visits to the trap, we set Tk,i = 0.
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
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