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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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That night, they did not allow anybody to go to the bathroom or to use the phone, and the complaints were falling in a sarcastic void of omnipotence of the officials, because if we were the birds of a night ensnared in the trap, fallen in the mantrap, they, on the other hand, were the habitual hunters, the guerrilla fighters, the beaters, the snarers, the unsociable snoopers that, supplied by the masters, would drag the crossbows, the dogs, the nets, the lassoes, the arrows, and the hunting horns to rush to pursue the deer that, wounded, would then be exhibited in the palace, like trophies, fragile pieces, rewards of power.
The prey, white suckers, are driven under the holes and lassoed by the snarers. I've eaten my share of this excellent food fish from these clean waters.