n.1.A duck used to lure wild ducks into a decoy; hence, a person employed to lure others into danger.
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And while they are so occupied, the decoy-men, the masters of the decoy-ducks, creep into covers or coverts they have built of reeds upon the fens, and all unseen toss handfuls of corn upon the water; and the decoy ducks or duckoys follow them, bringing their foreign guests behind.