These men are like avian pied pipers" who lure problem birds out of the trees and "send them spiraling over the sloughs.
Despite an increasingly bad rep, Parker managed to lure more people into his web.
Thus far, Walmart has tried to overcome such resistance with advertising, lobbying, the lure of jobs, and occasional threats.
The lure of the sequin propelled her into show-business and a starring role in the legendary Pearl Box Review.
The FBI also has sought to spoof criminal websites to lure would-be criminals online.
No lure has yet been discovered that can have any reasonable hope of imitating them.
But by degrees he was once more ensnared by the lure of the gaming table.
Fairies always try to lure human children to live with them.
All sorts of deceptions are used to lure folk into the mountain gorges.
Tackle and lure—The albacore will take almost any lure from a sardine to a white rag.
early 14c., "something which allures or entices, an attraction" (a figurative use), also "bait for recalling hawks," from Anglo-French lure, Old French loirre "device used to recall hawks, lure," from Frankish *loþr or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *lothran "to call" (cf. Middle High German luoder, Middle Low German loder "lure, bait," German Luder "lure, deceit, bait;" also Old English laþian "to call, invite," German laden).
Originally a bunch of feathers on a long cord, from which the hawk is fed during its training. Used of means of alluring other animals (especially fish) from c.1700. Technically, bait is something the animal can eat; lure is a more general term. Also in 15c. a collective word for a group of young women.
late 14c., of hawks, also of persons, from lure (n.). Related: Lured; luring.