"catch-’em-alive" Definition

  1. a humane trap; also a small-tooth comb. A piece of paper smeared with a sweet sticky substance which is spread about where flies most abound, and in this sense not particularly humane. The CATCH-’EM-ALIVE trap for rats and other such animals is humane compared with the gin trap.

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Position in the dictionary: 543 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: catchbet, catchy, caterwauling, catever, catgut-scraper, cats and dogs., cattle, cat’s-meat, cat’s-paw, cat’s-water
Previous words in the dictionary: catch-penny, cataract, catamaran, cat-lap, cat-in-the-pan, cat-faced, cat and kitten sneaking, cat, castor, cast up accounts

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