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- v. Archaic spelling of entrap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See entrap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See entrap.
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France and Germanie, namelie on this side the Rhine, but also found meanes to intrap the emperour Gratian by this kind of policie.
He also expresses some fear of the native Irish, whom he had tried to drive out of their lands, as he says they sometimes "lay wait to intrap and murther the maister himself."
But, my dear, as you make such a point of it, I will promise not to interfere, unless there is any attempt to do wrong, and intrap a poor boy who does not know his own mind.
The robbers had probably taken out one hundred dollars for present use, and fifty for the snare which was to intrap the captain of the yacht.
In this sweet, still hour, just at the dewfall, the rush of whirring wings may he heard from the islands, or in the forest, bordering on the water's edge; and out of hollow logs and hoary trunks of trees come forth the speckled night-hawks, cutting the air with their thin, sharp, wide wings and open beak, ready to intrap the unwary moth or musquito that float so joyously upon the evening air.
Astonishing production! see the incarnate lobes expanding, how gay and ludicrous they appear! ready on the spring to intrap incautious deluded insects, what artifice! there behold one of the leaves just closed upon a struggling fly, another has got a worm, its hold is sure, its prey can never escape -- carnivorous vegetable!
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
But this farce being over, for it seems nothing else was here intended by the court than to intrap the commissioners, (and particularly this noble earl who had so strenuously asserted the laws and liberties of his native country).
He, however, was not a match in art for his fon; and by endeavouring to intrap Au - rungzebe, he himfelf fell at laft into the fnare.
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