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Definitions of Baited

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Quotes of Baited

  1. The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. – W. C. Fields

Usage examples for Baited

  1. In the South and West we were also baited by the Press, but with considerably less intensity. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  2. " Well, it's a trap worth walking into," answered Abbot, " if it's baited with something as tempting as a bicycle. – The Quilt that Jack Built; How He Won the Bicycle by Annie Fellows Johnston
  3. Great excitement prevailed when a bull was being baited and large numbers assembled to witness the sport. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  4. Why stay we to be baited With one that wants her Wits. – Coriolanus by Shakespeare, William
  5. The mastering mind in him, by tempests blown, By traitor inmates baited upward burned; Perforce of growth, the Master mind discerned, The Great Unseen, nowise the Dark Unknown. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. When the wires are stuck in the ice we'll fasten our lines to them, and then, when the fish, down in the cold water, pulls on the baited hook he will make the piece of red cloth flutter, and he will also ring the bell. – Daddy Takes Us Skating by Howard R. Garis
  7. And this was to show that the net of the gospel is not an empty thing; but is sufficiently baited with such varieties as are apt to allure the world to be catched by them. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  8. There are a dozen girls at least, with long rods and hooks, baited with all sorts of odds and ends. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Bobby cautiously lowered his baited hook until it dangled before the perch's nose. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  10. Billy Louise stopped at that, since Ward refused to be baited – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  11. Earlier hours were kept, and brisk walks taken by nearly all the girls; for Miss Orne baited her hook cleverly, and always had some pleasant project to make the wintry expeditions inviting. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Sea fishing, as you know, is generally done with a long line from a boat, with a good lump of lead on the end of the line, and a number of hooks every foot or so up it, baited with strips of fish with the silvery skin left on them. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  13. He had set his trap and baited it, and it had worked perfectly- save that the teeth of the trap had closed over thin air. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  14. In reality he was a sorry clown being baited – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  15. Again and again, wrought to a high pitch of resentment by the traps the invalid baited with an air of courtesy, Kenny cursed his own weak- kneed spasms of pity and surrender and resolved to break away. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  16. How Elenor Murray baited hooks for us With words about the city and our plans; What fun we three had had already there! – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  17. They had arrived at the baited spot.... – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  18. So she set a trap for the baby and baited it with pumpkins. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. Besides the common traps, baited with cheese, the following remedy will be found both safe and efficacious. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  20. Shaken, she went on through several streets to find herself at length confronted by a pair of shabby doors that looked familiar, and pushing one of them open, baited at the bottom of a stairway to listen. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009