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decoy

noun allure, allurement, ambush, attraction, bait, blind, camouflage, deception, disguise, diversion, imitation, inducement, inlex, inveiglement, simulation, trap, trick
Associated concepts: entrapment
See also: bait, betray, cloak, deceive, deception, delude, ensnare, entice, entrap, fake, illude, inveigle, lure, maneuver, mislead, ruse, trick

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Caption: The Mk234 Nulka system is the most successful Off-board Active Decoy (Obad) with over 1,000 rounds delivered.
We had already done a huge amount of testing, including extensive computer modelling and ground-based sled trials, so we were confident in the performance of BriteCloud said Pete Forrest, VP Marketing and Sales for Electronic Warfare at Selex ES, adding; That said, it s great to have put the decoy in a real life scenario and seen it perform exactly as intended, which will reassure some potential customers who maybe didn t quite believe that this technology is as far ahead of our competition as we ve just proven.
Wooden decoys were used by settlers even prior to the Revolutionary War because they wanted a durable decoy that could stand up to abuse, season after season.
Combined with a fur cape, the Decoy Heart brings decoys to life, with adjustable speed, water-resistant frame and realistic motion.
My decision to carry a decoy into the woods is often dependant upon the weather and when the first major cold front of the fall pushes through.
Over the years we've had to progress with our decoys as more people find out what they are," said Turnbo, Wildlife Enforcement Decoy (WED) program coordinator for the OSP's Northwest Region.
Towed decoy systems enhance aircraft survivability by acting as preferential targets for many types of missiles.
With the spinning wing decoy already closeted, an effort last year by some commissioners to ban all motorized decoys in Arkansas failed.
Hunting is picking up for snow geese at Wister Wildlife Refuge for hunters setting up in the right field with a huge spread of decoys.
Suggesting that this "artistic" reworking comprises only one possible response to what is in fact a decoy kit, he cements the connection between his naturalist metaphor and current politics, simultaneously indicting the art world's aloofness as the guarantee of its ultimate complicity with every move on the geopolitical chessboard.
In preliminary tests, the researcher, added the polymer decoys to a laboratory dish containing beta-amyloid and nerve cells.