• 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
    • n trapping stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
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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
    • n trapping The art. business, or method of a trapper, in any sense.
    • n trapping In drainage: The process of furnishing with a trap or traps.
    • n trapping Same as trap, 4; also, traps collectively.
    • n trapping The cutting of a brilliant in the form known as trap-brilliant. See brilliant.
    • n trapping The housing or harness of a horse, when somewhat ornamental in character; hence, external ornamentation, as of dress: generally in the plural.
    • n trapping Synonyms Accoutrements, equipments, paraphernalia, gear, decorations, frippery.
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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:

Every day the visit to the trap had the expectant thrill the miner finds when prospecting in a new stream.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Yes, the fierce brute was fairly in the trap.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
So, suspecting the trap being laid for him, he made up his mind, if possible, to reach that danger point before those wolves.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
It's like being a rat in a box trap.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
Indeed, some of the older elephants had more than once been caught in traps, but they had gotten out.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
Many of the boys were capable of using the gun and setting a beaver-trap.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
The different methods by which the Indian succeeds in snaring and trapping animals are numerous.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
That afternoon Toby set to work making what he confidentially told Steve was to be a trap.
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
He walked past and around and over their traps.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Then realised that he had been trapped.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest

In poetry:

Trap the lark in the corn,
Let it tell of your bounty, Springfield.
If you burn its eyes with a wire
It still will sing for a space.
"Do You Remember Springfield?" by Stephen Vincent Benet
His blood was of those warrior tribes
That streamed from morning's fire,
Whom now with traps and now with bribes
The wily Council wire.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
He who had pledg'd his word to be
Her life's dear guardian, far away,
The flow'r of Yeoman Cavalry,
Bestrode a Steed with trappings gay.
"Dolly" by Robert Bloomfield
Both Trap and bait were vanish'd
Through a fracture in the flooring;
Which though so trim
It now may seem
Had then—a dozen or more in.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
Who is this that rides so fast,
With plumed hat and cheek of brown,
With golden trappings on his horse,
Gallant and gay from London town?
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
This is the trap; this is the snare,
This is the false, enchanting light,
And when it smoulders into night,
How can each know the other is there?
"The Egoists" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Ancient fishing traps found in Baltic Sea .
The Tax And Spend Trap.
Jacquie Carpenter, cyclist injured by barbed wire booby trap.
Their bus reportedly fell over 30 feet off of a viaduct, trapping two people and sending all nine people on board to the hospital.
Grandpappy Point Marina in Denison was hit hard by that weather, trapping three lake-goers inside a boathouse.
An effective group brainstorm circumvents that trap.
RIO HONDO — Two state representatives have requested that the state hold public hearings into a company's proposal to use the city's sewer plant to treat grease trap and grit trap waste near the banks of the Arroyo Colorado.
A Boone Fire Department spokesman said two people were trapped inside the house after it caught fire just after 3 am Sunday.
Two people were trapped when crews arrived.
Trapped by European-style Socialism—And I Love It.
Hope dwindled when not one of the 3,700 photos taken by camera traps was a mugshot of a "Klausi" the crocodile , as it became to be known.
Elmwood residents still outraged over speed trap.
Enclosed Traps Good in Certain Situations.
Enclosed traps are good in certain situations.
Trapped for nearly two hours while rescuers worked to free him.

In science:

In Section 4 and Section 5, we will respectively give estimates on the behaviour of the random walk near traps and on the probability of appearence of such traps in the percolation cluster.
The speed of a biased random walk on a percolation cluster at high density
Sznitman proves (10) by constructing a “trap” of radius log n around the origin and then forcing the random walk to stay in the trap for at least the first n steps of the walk.
On the annealed large deviation rate function for a multi-dimensional random walk in random environment
The trapping period lasts 29 ms, followed by a dark period of 1 ms, when the MOT trapping beams and magnetic field are switched off.
Threshold of a random laser based on Raman gain in cold atoms
Such results can only be recovered by using the 2 + 2 formalism in terms of trapping horizons whereas the outer trapping horizon of the wormhole is past (Θ− > 0 for Θ+ = 0, in which case ξ+ would be ingoing and ξ− outgoing).
Lorentzian wormholes generalizes thermodynamics still further
Therefore, if trapped atoms are released from the trap, the time-of-flight observations for a nonequilibrium system will be similar to those for an equilibrium system.
Bose systems in spatially random or time-varying potentials