noun Date: 1846 paper coated with a sticky often poisonous substance for killing flies

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  • Flypaper — is a fly killing device made of paper coated with an extremely sticky or poisonous substance that traps flies and other flying insects when they land upon it.DescriptionVarious formulas exist for the coating of the flypaper; An ideal coating… …   Wikipedia

  • Flypaper — est un film américain réalisé par Rob Minkoff, dont la sortie est prévue en 2011. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flypaper — fly pa per (fl[imac] p[=a] p[ e]r), n. A strip of paper that is coated with a sticky substance and suspended from an overhead object to trap and kill flies; also, a similar paper poisoned so as to kill flies on contact. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flypaper — 1851 (though the item itself is said to have become commonly available in London in 1848), from FLY (Cf. fly) (n.1) + PAPER (Cf. paper) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flypaper — ► NOUN ▪ sticky, poison treated strips of paper that are hung indoors to catch and kill flies …   English terms dictionary

  • flypaper — [flī′pā΄pər] n. a sticky or poisonous paper set out to catch or kill flies …   English World dictionary

  • Flypaper — Filmdaten Originaltitel Flypaper Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flypaper — UK [ˈflaɪˌpeɪpə(r)] / US [ˈflaɪˌpeɪpər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms flypaper : singular flypaper plural flypapers long pieces of paper covered with a sticky poisonous substance, used for catching and killing flies …   English dictionary

  • flypaper — /fluy pay peuhr/, n. paper designed to destroy flies by catching them on its sticky surface or poisoning them on contact. [1840 50; FLY2 + PAPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • flypaper — noun A strip of paper coated with a sticky, often poisonous, substance that catches and kills flies that land on it …   Wiktionary

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