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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snare  \Snare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  catch  with  a  snare;  to  insnare;  to  entangle;  hence  to 
  bring  into  unexpected  evil,  perplexity,  or  danger. 
  Lest  that  too  heavenly  form  .  .  .  snare  them  --Milton. 
  The  mournful  crocodile  With  sorrow  snares  relenting 
  passengers.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snare  \Snare\,  n.  [AS.  sneara  cord,  a  string;  akin  to  D.  snoer, 
  G.  schnur  OHG.  snour  a  cord,  snarahha  a  noose,  Dan.  snare, 
  Sw  &  Icel.  snara,  Goth.  sn?rj?  a  basket;  and  probably  also 
  to  E.  needle.  See  {Needle},  and  cf  {Snarl}  to  entangle.] 
  1.  A  contrivance,  often  consisting  of  a  noose  of  cord,  or  the 
  like  by  which  a  bird  or  other  animal  may  be  entangled  and 
  caught;  a  trap;  a  gin. 
  2.  Hence  anything  by  which  one  is  entangled  and  brought  into 
  If  thou  retire,  the  Dauphin,  well  appointed,  Stands 
  with  the  snares  of  war  to  tangle  thee.  --Shak. 
  3.  The  gut  or  string  stretched  across  the  lower  head  of  a 
  4.  (Med.)  An  instrument,  consisting  usually  of  a  wireloop  or 
  noose,  for  removing  tumors,  etc.,  by  avulsion. 
  {Snare  drum},  the  smaller  common  military  drum,  as 
  distinguished  from  the  bass  drum;  --  so  called  because  (in 
  order  to  render  it  more  resonant)  it  has  stretched  across 
  its  lower  head  a  catgut  string  or  strings. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  (often  something  deceptively  attractive)  that 
  catches  you  unawares;  "the  exam  was  full  of  trap 
  questions";  "it  was  all  a  snare  and  delusion"  [syn:  {trap}] 
  2:  a  small  drum  with  two  heads  and  a  snare  stretched  across  the 
  lower  head  [syn:  {snare  drum},  {side  drum}] 
  3:  a  surgical  instrument  consisting  of  wire  hoop  that  can  be 
  drawn  tight  around  the  base  of  polyps  or  small  tumors  to 
  sever  them  used  especially  in  body  cavities 
  4:  strings  stretched  across  the  lower  head  of  a  snare  drum; 
  they  make  a  rattling  sound  when  the  drum  is  hit 
  5:  a  trap  for  birds  or  small  mammals;  often  has  a  noose  [syn:  {gin}, 
  v  :  catch  in  or  as  if  in  a  trap;  "The  men  trap  foxes"  [syn:  {trap}, 
  {entrap},  {ensnare},  {trammel}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  The  expression  (Amos  3:5),  "Shall  one  take  up  a  snare  from  the 
  earth?"  etc  (Authorized  Version),  ought  to  be  as  in  the 
  Revised  Version,  "Shall  a  snare  spring  up  from  the  ground?"  etc 
  (See  {GIN}.) 

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