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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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The decoy platelets were able to compete with normal platelets when binding to cancer cells and were effective in preventing cancer cell extrusion out of a vasculature-emulating microfluidic chip model.
Caption: Central Florida hunter pitches a decoy, readying the spread for a late afternoon hunt.
What we're looking to do with a whitetail decoy is much closer to a setup for turkeys than for ducks or geese.
From the earliest days of hunting and fishing, hunters have tried to lure waterfowl into range of their nets and weapons with decoys made of rush, reed, or wood.
Once that was perfected, the company moved onto the larger decoy body, spending nearly two years tweaking the compound, process, and mold for that larger component.
And then according to the antijamming performance of missile and applying IR decoy into avoidance maneuver, comparing with different defense strategies, the best defense strategy is obtained which is propitious to avoid the missiles and improve the survivability of aircraft.
The best callers start "honking" when the geese are first sighted and call them all the way to their blind or decoy spread.
Everyone, it seems, tosses out five dozen decoys and he can spot a decoy spread from hundreds of yards away, thanks in part to the spinning-wing decoys, but also to the big, lifeless spreads.
I think it matters, especially in smaller decoy setups like we typically use.
There were no bag limits; the members hunted spring and fall, used live decoy ducks, and shot punt guns until the weapons were finally outlawed.