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trap
 v.  catch; hold or catch as if in a hole
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  At the last moment Mollie, the foolish, pretty white mare who drew Mr. Jones's trap, came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
2  Mr Betts drove her in the trap to her house in the village, with the box.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
3  He was silent like some beast in a trap.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  He then drew forth: as it seemed to Oliver, from some trap in the floor: a small box, which he placed carefully on the table.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  No one is stirring yet, but I know where the stable-boy sleeps, and we shall soon have the trap out.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
6  In the road stood our horse and trap, with the half-clad stable-boy waiting at the head.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
7  At Waterloo we were fortunate in catching a train for Leatherhead, where we hired a trap at the station inn and drove for four or five miles through the lovely Surrey lanes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
8  My companion sat in the front of the trap, his arms folded, his hat pulled down over his eyes, and his chin sunk upon his breast, buried in the deepest thought.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
9  We got off, paid our fare, and the trap rattled back on its way to Leatherhead.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
10  The trap drove on, and a few minutes later we saw a sudden light spring up among the trees as the lamp was lit in one of the sitting-rooms.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
11  It is thought that Flora decoyed my wife out and laid some terrible trap for her.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
12  We were as good as our word, for it was just seven when we reached the Copper Beeches, having put up our trap at a wayside public-house.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
13  Then my gentleman threw up the trap, and he cried that I should drive right away to Waterloo Station as hard as I could go.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
14  The results shows that the trap was skillfully baited.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
15  The horse and trap were to have come this week, but for some reason they were not delivered, and again I had to cycle to the station.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
Example Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  It's easy to fall into a trap, but hard to get out again.
2  I wondered if it was an animal caught in a trap.
3  The only way to catch mice is to set a trap.
4  The unemployment trap exists when an unemployed person on benefit would be worse off in a low-paid job.
5  Caught in the poverty trap, they are unable to save money for business ventures.
6  If you fall into this trap, it will be all your own doing.
7  Nets should have fine meshes to trap small particles.
8  All wholsom food is caught without a net or a trap.
9  The fox got its foot caught in a trap.
10  A trap was laid, with fresh bait.
11  The police played an elaborate game of cat and mouse to trap him.
12  Don't fall into the trap of thinking you can learn a foreign language without doing any work.
13  The trap closed round her leg, badly mangling her ankle.
14  The gaps between the teeth trap food particles.
15  The player was afraid to accept his opponent's gambit because he feared a trap which as yet he could not see.