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decoy

Hunting
1. a bird or animal, or an image of one, used to lure game into a trap or within shooting range
2. an enclosed space or large trap, often with a wide funnelled entrance, into which game can be lured for capture

decoy

[′dē‚kȯi]
(ordnance)
An object with reflective characteristics of a target, used in radar deception.
Underwater device which reflects acoustic radiation, used by submarines in the deception of acoustic listening devices and acoustic homing torpedoes.

decoy

An object or action, such as a dummy installation, a flying aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or a raid, used to attract attention and draw enemy action away from the real target or military operation.
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We now went directly to the gaming-table, where Mr Watson, to my surprize, pulled out a large sum of money and placed it before him, as did many others; all of them, no doubt, considering their own heaps as so many decoy birds, which were to intice and draw over the heaps of their neighbours.
In a town, he thought every second person a decoy, and every third house a place in which seamen would be drugged and murdered.
Now, Mrs Varden, regarding the Maypole as a sort of human mantrap, or decoy for husbands; viewing its proprietor, and all who aided and abetted him, in the light of so many poachers among Christian men; and believing, moreover, that the publicans coupled with sinners in Holy Writ were veritable licensed victuallers; was far from being favourably disposed towards her visitor.
A QUICK WAY to lose any chance of a second invitation to hunt your friend's duck hole is to bring an unruly dog that spends the day banging around in the blind, spilling coffee, breaking with the shot and retrieving decoys.
Hunting deer with decoys, in combination with scents and calling, definitely satisfies those requisites.
Don't let old, bulky decoys get you down, Instead, you'll want to check out the new 180 Whitetail from Violater Decoys ($209.
The decoys can be arranged in either a V- or U-shape, or circular pattern.
Among the latest in-service development in trainable launchers, Rheinmetall has unveiled at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition near Paris a new version of its market-leading Multi-Ammunition Soft-kill System (Mass) with an anti-torpedo capability, represented by up to four DCNS Canto decoys launchers.
The tests proved the new technology s capability under live conditions and will clear the way for Selex ES to begin production of the decoys.
Native Americans also used the bow and live decoys, but some also fashioned facsimile decoys from materials they gathered.
Primos introduces four motion decoys: Frantic Fawn, Whobblin' Whabbit, Wooly Bully, all powered by the Primos Decoy Heart, and Sit'n Spin Crazy Critter.
I'm no biologist, but having witnessed many interactions between big buck and decoys, I have an idea of what is taking place in a whitetail's mind when he confronts an intruder, be it plastic or flesh.