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bear trap

A place where a police officer waits, often in hiding, to catch drivers that are speeding. Also called a "speed trap." Likely related to highway patrol officers being called "bear," a possible reference to Smokey the Bear (a cartoon character who wears a hat similar to those sometimes worn by the highway patrol). Ugh, I got a speeding ticket today, thanks to a bear trap.
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bear trap

n. a hidden speed trap, one set by a bear. (Citizens band radio.) That whole town is a glorified bear trap.
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He tackles with the snap of a bear trap, stays on his feet (something Nicky Butt and Alan Smith didn''t do), and has dominated to such an extent that Sky''s Jamie Redknapp likens him to Michael Essien when the Chelsea star first arrived in this country and rates Tiote at pounds 15m.
The road at Bear Trap Canyon, Montana, was closed for 14 hours while beekeepers moved in.
Handsome of countenance, but with the tackle of a bear trap and, belying his appearance, an alehouse fighter when required.
But be warned ( it snaps like a bear trap, so watch your fingers!
A mixture of high desert and pine-forest woodlands, it is best known for the Bear Trap, the stretch of holes from 15 to 17, three holes around shimmering lakes against a mountain backdrop.
Handicap hurdle candidates The Jigsaw Man and Praxiteles yesterday joined the JP McManus-owned bumper hopeful The Bear Trap on the eight-mile road trip to the Fishguard ferry terminal and all three are expected to deliver bold shows for a trainer whose profile continues to rise.
Holes 15 to 17 are known as the Bear Trap and generally regarded as the toughest part of the course although there's no real escape anywhere as last year's stroke average of 71.64, high for a 70 par, underscores.
Holes 15 to 17 are known as the Bear Trap. Water comes into play on 16 holes.
A mixture of high desert and pine-forest woodlands, mostly the latter since three new holes were built in 2002, it is best known for the Bear Trap, the stretch of holes from 15 to 17 around lakes against a mountain backdrop.
A mixture of high desert and pine-forest woodlands, mostly the latter since three new holes were constructed in 2002, it is best known for the Bear Trap, the stretch of holes from 15 to 17, around shimmering lakes against a mountain backdrop.
He needs 434 MPs to back him under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act but we will not fall for that bear trap.
Stifel analyst Jim Duffy said Under Armour has shown evidence of capacity for margin improvement in early 2019 and he expect this, paired with building evidence of revenue accelerating growth potential into 2020, make the company's Q2 earnings report and Q3 guidance a "bear trap." 2.
Kled's bear trap pull with his Q ability also has the improved healing reduction, too.
The Wharncliffe Lockback's 3-15" 8Crl3MoV stainless steel blade (sporting a long nail nick) is strong and locks up like a bear trap via a 1/8" thick backspring.
It could be a deja vu of the 80s, when the CIA-ISI duo defeated and deeply wounded the bear through 'death by a thousand cuts', a guerrilla forces strategy explained with nail- biting facts by Brig (Retd) M Yousaf in his book The Bear Trap. The Taliban could become the American allied Mujahideen of the past.