flypaper


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fly·pa·per

 (flī′pā′pər)
n.
Paper coated with a sticky, sometimes poisonous substance, used to catch flies.

flypaper

(ˈflaɪˌpeɪpə)
n
paper with a sticky and poisonous coating, usually hung from the ceiling to trap flies

fly•pa•per

(ˈflaɪˌpeɪ pər)

n.
paper designed to destroy flies by catching them on its sticky surface or poisoning them on contact.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flypaper - paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill fliesflypaper - paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
Translations

flypaper

[ˈflaɪˌpeɪpəʳ] Npapel m matamoscas

flypaper

[ˈflaɪˌpeɪpəʳ] ncarta moschicida
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There are highly detailed treatments on the biosvstematics, evolution, and life histories of four rather large families, including the Droseraceae, which includes two basic trap types: the "flypaper" trap as seen in Drosera and the "snap-trap" as seen in Dionea, popularly known as the Venus Fly Trap; the monotypic family, Nepenlhaceae, and the Sarraceniaceae, with three genera, produce pitchers, or "pitfall" traps; the Lentibulariaceae includes Pinguicula, with "flypaper" traps, Genlisea, with eel or "lobster pot" traps, and U'tricularia, with suction or "bladder" traps.
I do not want a blistered, swollen groin while wearing budgie smugglers, therefore my home is festooned with sticky flypaper; a mist of insect repellent hangs heavy in the air.
It grew through an obstacle course, where it traveled over flypaper, sticky glue and nails and up an ice wall to deliver a sensor, which could potentially sense carbon dioxide produced by trapped survivors.
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And in that time, where most of the passengers are dreaming and aching for a long rest on a comfy bed, the characters clasp their hands, their fingers interlace-like insects on flypaper.
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Foraging echidnas claw around and poke their snouts into termite or ant nests, flicking out a long gooey tongue to flypaper up insects.
So this human flypaper will "protect" pedestrians - unless the car careers into a wall with the victim still attached.