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Examples of traps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bears that get caught in traps may just be more curious to begin with. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2023 Specific pairs of males and females kept showing up in traps together. Steven Phelps, Scientific American, 18 Jan. 2023 In it, Sharkey and a group of coauthors named some new species of braconid wasp that had been caught in malaise traps in Costa Rica. Brooke Jarvis, WIRED, 10 Nov. 2022 In Lee County, where Fort Myers is located, mosquito counts in the traps began to spike about a week after Ian. Evan Bush, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2022 The stockings were put in separate traps at the end of a long tube, then dozens of mosquitos were released. Maddie Burakoff, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Oct. 2022 The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management confirmed two positive findings for West Nile virus in mosquito traps earlier this year. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2022 If caught in traps, Egyptian geese cannot be relocated and must be kept in captivity or humanely killed. Scott Luxor, Sun Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022 The park is a place where conservation biologists can study the pumas up close, witnessing their behaviors from 65 feet (20 meters) away in a way that might only be observed in camera traps in the United States. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 Aug. 2022

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Word History


Middle English trappe caparison — more at trap

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of traps was in 1813

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“Traps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traps. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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