• Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
    Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj trapped forced to turn and face attackers "a stag at bay","she had me cornered between the porch and her car","like a trapped animal"
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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
    • trapped Fitted or provided with a trap or traps.
    • trapped In gemcutting, having the trap-cut.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “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
    “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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “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.”


In literature:

He didn't like to be "got" in the beastly traps these girls were always laying for him.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
He'll try ter git level with you somehow, Kiddie, sure's a steel trap.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
To learn his surpassing shrewdness and cunning, attempt to take him with a trap.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
Keep most of my trapping supplies there.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Beyond which he had ne'er a trap.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
She had seen Collins take many a coyote from his traps.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
The beginner should start at the trap and caulk the joints with the trap held in place.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Bring those traps and moccasins, boys?
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
The rotary trap lay in plain sight eighteen yards away.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
In the wintertime I trap.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle

In poetry:

"He forgets his rank so princely,
To his grievous harm and loss;
A trap for his youth so tender
Is laid by the damsel Fos."
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
“I never done ’em any harm,
I thought ’em decent chaps.
But now I wouldn’t raise a hand
To save ’em from the traps.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
Small, flitting hands a handkerchief
Spread like a cunning trap:
Prone lay the gorgeous jewel-sheaf
In the glory-gleaner's lap!
"The Prism" by George MacDonald
Behind, a past that scolds and jeers
For ungirt loins and lamps unlit;
In front, the unmanageable years,
The trap upon the Pit;
"Some Starlit Garden Grey With Dew" by William Ernest Henley
My life's a maze of seeming traps,
A scene of mercies and mishaps;
A heap of jarring to and foes,
A field of joys, a flood of woes.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Then I broke to the open ranges; there was none could stop me or stay.
No creek in flood could toil me, no fence could bar my way.
I tore his trappings from me on the boughs of the belar
And, naked as I left them, I went back to wind and star!
"The Outlaw" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

The BLM says it will use a bait trap at the community baseball field to corral the animals.
Mike Martell's crusade to stop Oregon from trapping bears to death.
A big cat snapped by a camera trap in Bolivia.
" Booby Trap " at Temporary Spaces.
Booby Trap at the Bolt Underground.
A man and a woman were injured and trapped in their overturned.
A third installment of the one-of-a-kind music-video saga Trapped in the Closet isn't the only sequel R. Kelly has in store for us this year.
Avoid costly traps that often ensnare small business owners.
Incoming Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Thursday stood by her claim that the GOP's 2012 budget proposal represents a "death trap" for seniors.
MRAP or ' death trap '.
When Bruhl lures a young apparently nervous and star-struck writer (Jonathon Moveno) to his lair to discuss collaboration, the boy enters the bizarre world of Bruhl's death trap .
The state of Alaska refuses to restore a ban on hunting and trapping wolves just outside Denali National Park , despite the killing of a key breeding female and the breakup of an iconic pack viewed by Denali visitors from around the world.
He says he has trapped for 60 years and this is the first he's trapped like it.
EEE was found in the Route 298 trap and the Island Road trap, both of which are in the town of Cicero.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department approved a $90,000 grant for the Waco Skeet and Trap Club at its Aug 26 meeting to develop trap, skeet , sporting clay and classroom facilities at its complex.

In science:

It was further argued in that trap-barrier duality can be understood by identifying the regions between large barriers in one model with the deep traps in the other.
Duality between random trap and barrier models
On the other hand, in the trap model, the typical number of hops associated with tra jectories of displacement |x| scales as in simple diffusion: N ∼ |x|2 , because escapes from any trap occur with equal probability to the left and the right.
Duality between random trap and barrier models
In the trap model, it originates from the fact that a particle leaving a given trap is likely to be reabsorbed there before it can reach a neighbouring deep trap.
Duality between random trap and barrier models
Constant Link Ensemble: The Limit of a Stiff Trap In the limit of a stiff trap (µB → ∞), ~µ follows ~B closely and lk ≈ lk0 .
Free Energy of Twisted Semiflexible Polymers
Let us call such a trap (with b1 , b2 chosen as above) an a-optimal trap.
Survival time of random walk in random environment among soft obstacles