paper designed to destroy flies by catching them on its sticky surface or poisoning them on contact.

1840–50; fly2 + paper Unabridged
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flypaper (ˈflaɪˌpeɪpə)
paper with a sticky and poisonous coating, usually hung from the ceiling to trap flies

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Word Origin & History

1851 (though the item itself is said to have become commonly available in London in 1848), from fly (n.1) + paper.
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Example sentences
There's a flypaper stickiness about them, too, though their usual surface is
  matte and dry.
Admittedly, perhaps such a trap is no better than a few square feet of flypaper.
The addition of beneficial nematodes and use of flypaper showed limited success
  in controlling the fly population.
If fruit flies are a problem, you can try using flypaper traps or make your own
  fruit fly trap.
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