Judas goat


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Judas goat

decoy for luring animals to slaughter. [Western Folklore: Espy, 80]
See: Deceit

Judas goat

a goat used to lead sheep to slaughter. [Eur. Culture: Misc.]
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Picquart acted as a Judas goat in bringing Dreyfus to his arrest and then served as the Minister of War's eyes and ears at his ensuing trial and public disgrace.
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