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decoyed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decoy  \De*coy"\  (d[-e]*koi"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decoyed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Decoying}.]  [Pref.  de-  +  coy;  orig.,  to  quiet, 
  soothe,  caress,  entice.  See  {Coy}.] 
  To  lead  into  danger  by  artifice;  to  lure  into  a  net  or  snare; 
  to  entrap;  to  insnare;  to  allure;  to  entice;  as  to  decoy 
  troops  into  an  ambush;  to  decoy  ducks  into  a  net. 
 
  Did  to  a  lonely  cot  his  steps  decoy.  --Thomson. 
 
  E'en  while  fashion's  brightest  arts  decoy,  The  heart, 
  distrusting,  asks  if  this  be  joy.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Syn:  To  entice;  tempt;  allure;  lure.  See  {Allure}. 




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