trap line

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Trap line

When free ranging small wild animals such as opossums, raccoons, or skunks were trapped for their fur, a number of traps separated by many feet might be set and constituted a trap line. Since these animals were nocturnal, the line would be run (checked) each morning.
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Noun1.Trap line - a line or series of trapstrap line - a line or series of traps    
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
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We established ten circular habitat stations (4 m radius) in each trap line.
I was on the trap line, and my brain could not will my finger to hit the trigger.
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His mass was reverent, and during his spare time, he fished on the Lesser Slave Lake, held a registered trap line and still sometimes could be seen wearing his old Oblate Cassock and hat around Joussard.
Gregorio Bautista and other fisherman pulling a fish trap line
Baited rat-traps were placed adjacent to Museum Special snaptraps 3, 7, 11, 15, and 19, and 1-2 m from them perpendicular to the trap line on the side nearest the 100-m transect.
At 3 months old, Winter was found tangled in a crab trap line.
Although shrews were widespread at Kuzitrin Lake, all 6 species were also collected on a single pitfall trap line (within 100 m proximity) on 6 September 2011.
At one point, he put his back out on the trap line, but this was a tendency, which was caused by the physical work required in several of his earlier jobs.
A lake will have multiple uses by more than one community, as a tourist camp in the summer and a trap line in the winter.