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snare

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1. a device for trapping birds or small animals, esp a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
2. a surgical instrument for removing certain tumours, consisting of a wire loop that may be drawn tight around their base to sever or uproot them

snare

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Music a set of gut strings wound with wire fitted against the lower drumhead of a snare drum. They produce a rattling sound when the drum is beaten
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"There is nothing ill in it, sir," said the king, "except that the general accuses me of having laid a snare for him, which is not the case.
As for their common design, that I understood too well to be drawn into any more snares of that kind.
A basic snare is a simple device: a looped cord or rope that tightens around an animal as it walks through.
Disposable medical devices company Merit Medical Systems Inc (NasdaqGS:MMSI) reported on Monday the receipt of the 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the ONE Snare Endovascular Snare System.
The 6-cm polyp was big even for the colonoscope snare used for adults, he said.
He added: "The farmer didn't see anyone on his land so we are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed someone setting the snare or acting suspiciously in the area to please contact us."
"None of them and no one among the crew of the Esbern Snare was wounded," it said.
These findings were consistent with results from studies that evaluated breakaway snare performance for capturing coyotes and releasing deer (Odocoileus hemionus and Odocoileus virginianus; Phillips et al.
Now the National Anti Snaring Campaign hopes to use the incident to support its call for a ban on snares.
The law actually protects the snare and the person who set it.
Novar Estate's Nigel Fraser said: "We were sorry to hear a dog was caught in a snare. Our snares are checked every 24 hours and comply with all regulations." g.ritchie@sundaymail.co.uk
For all trials, during each snare check we placed hair samples from each barb in separate envelopes.