Definition of Flypaper

1. Noun. Paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies.

Generic synonyms: Paper

Definition of Flypaper

1. Noun. A strip of paper coated with a sticky, often poisonous, substance that catches and kills flies that land on it ¹

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Definition of Flypaper

1. paper designed to catch or kill flies [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flypaper

flyleaves
flyless
flymaker
flymakers
flyman
flymen
flyness
flyoff
flyoffs
flyout
flyouts
flyover
flyover state
flyover states
flyovers
flypaper (current term)
flypaper theory
flypapered
flypapers
flypast
flypasts
flype
flyped
flypes
flyping
flypitch
flypost
flyposted
flyposter
flyposters

Literary usage of Flypaper

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1. Annotated Forms of Federal Procedure by Frank Olds Loveland, George Washington Rightmire (1920)
"57,- 567, in connection with sticky flypaper and particularly sticky flypaper in ... for sale sticky flypaper in imitation of plaintiff's sticky flypaper, ..."

2. The University of Hard Knocks: The School that Completes Our Education by Ralph Albert Parlette (1917)
"Consider the Sticky flypaper Did you ever watch ... This sticky flypaper shows me up better than anything at home. What a fine place to skate. ..."

3. London labour and the London poor: Cyclopædia of the Condition and Earnings by Henry Mayhew (1861)
"Next morning I went into the flypaper trade,—it 's nearly two years ago, I think—• because a boy I slept with did tidy in it. We bought the papers at the ..."

4. Community Policing Grants: Cops Grants Were a Modest Contributor to Declines by Laurie E. Ekstrand, Nancy R. Kingsbury (2006)
""flypaper COPS," College Park, Maryland: University of Maryland. Available online at www.bsos.umd.edu/econ/evans/wpapers/flypaper% ..."

5. Famous Mysteries: Curious and Fantastic Riddles of Human Life that Have by John Elfreth Watkins (1919)
"This was the fact that she had bought flypaper containing arsenic which she had soaked out, confessedly for use as a face bleach. Yet if, as charged, ..."

6. Why Can't I See the Angels?: Children's Questions to a Sufi Saint by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2002)
"It is like the glue on flypaper. The flies are attracted to the shiny look on the flypaper and go to it, but the moment they sit on it, they get stuck. ..."

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