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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Thin sheet of material that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill insects.

Usage examples (24)
  • You see, the oil facilities act as a kind of flypaper for these rebels.
  • I thought this was the vaunted "flypaper" theory pushed by the war fanclub crowd.
  • Horses died like so many flies on sticky flypaper.
  • They stick to my mind the way flies stick to flypaper. for more
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