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Trap, subst an engine shutting with a spring, used for taking mice: H5 I, 2, 177. Figuratively, an insidious stratagem: Ado III, 1, 106. β€œto lay a t.” H6A III, 1, 22. H8 V, 1, 143. β€œI will say 'marry t.' with you,” Wiv. I, 1, 170 ('exclamation of insult when a man was caught in his own stratagem.' Johnson).
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