from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trap-door on the stage of a theater for the disappearance of gymnastic characters.
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As he did so, the tall figure of Paul Schillig seemed to appear, like the Demon King from an unseen star-trap behind Naldo.
"I thought it might be through the roof," said Hamilton, "or possibly you made one of your famous dramatic entries through a star-trap in the floor --
[_Vanishes down star-trap with a diabolical laugh.