Definitions

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  • n. A scent laid down to distract a predator that hunts by smell from the scent trail of its prey.
  • n. A misleading expectation created by ambiguous writing

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Examples

  • They had laid a false scent for our terrier Scaurus last year that very cleverly led straight to the quaestor of Ostia — none other than our turbulent tribune of the plebs Lucius Appuleius Saturninus.

    The First Man in Rome

  • After Publius Licinius Nerva’s letter confessing the extent of the crisis in Sicily reached Rome, Scaurus began to hear one senatorial name bruited about among the grain merchants; his sensitive proboscis smelled fresher — and gamier — game than the false scent of Fimbria and Memmius.

    The First Man in Rome

  • a wreath for rivera dead water false scent final curtain death and the dancing footman death at the bar scales of justice spinsters in jeopardy artists in crime color scheme death in ecstasy enter a murderer

    Killer Dolphin

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