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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

DECOY. A pond used for the breeding and maintenance of water-fowl. 11 Mod. 74, 130; S. C. 3 Salk. 9; Holt, 14 11 East, 571.

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All we have to do is set out a half-dozen decoys on the lawn and allow our dog to check them out but discourage him from picking any up.
In some situations, decoys work magically; in others, they're worthless.
The trainable launcher, which includes four side-mounted LRCR tubes and 24-to-60 115 mm tubes for medium and short-range decoys, according to Rafael, provides an effective ship defence that capitalises on precise decoy location and optimised defence.
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.
The Pocket Hen Decoy compresses to fit in a cargo pocket, and features realistic printed fabric that is durable and matches the sheen of real feathers.
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.
The contract calls for 807 decoys for the Air Force to be delivered through April 2011.
Over the past three years, spinning wing decoys have been a key point of argument for Arkansas hunters.
Guides furnish blinds and decoys and can make arrangements for lodging.