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  • n. Plural form of flypaper.


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  • One extracts it from weed killer or flypapers, I believe. '

    Twin Moons

  • No wonder the poor dears started soaking the arsenical flypapers.

    The Murder Room

  • The wide counter divided the room in half, and over it, from floor to ceiling, the entire stock of bacon, hardware, boiled sweets, flypapers, bread, and groceries were displayed without any attempt at order.

    Mystery Mile

  • Lady said she wanted a cosmetic for her complexion, but what she was really going for was flypapers for to do away with her husband.

    The Lodger

  • It has been suggested that flypapers should be so sprinkled as to produce an aesthetic design in dead flies, so as to introduce beauty into the homes of the poor.

    Without Prejudice

  • I have laboured to get a string of empty letters tacked to my name, like the flypapers of a boy's kite?

    Dreams and Dream Stories

  • Marion led her into the squalor outside the station, over the level crossing, with its cobblestones veined with coal-dust, past the fish-shop hung with the horrid bleeding frills of skate, and the barber's shop that also sold journals, which stood with unreluctant posters at the exact point where newspapers and flypapers meet; and up the winding road, which sent a trail of square red villas with broken prams standing in unplanted or unweeded gardens up the hill in the direction of the church and the castle they had passed in the train.

    The Judge


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