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flypaper

[flahy-pey-per] /ˈflaɪˌpeɪ pər/
noun
1.
paper designed to destroy flies by catching them on its sticky surface or poisoning them on contact.
Origin of flypaper
1840-1850
1840-50; fly2 + paper
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flypaper

/ˈflaɪˌpeɪpə/
noun
1.
paper with a sticky and poisonous coating, usually hung from the ceiling to trap flies
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Word Origin and History for flypaper
n.

1851 (though the item itself is said to have become commonly available in London in 1848), from fly (n.1) + paper (n.).

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