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Synonyms for bate

to become or cause to become less active or intense

Words related to bate

moderate or restrain

flap the wings wildly or frantically

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soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

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After he had thus baited his hook, and found easily enough the method how to lay it in my way, he played an opener game; and one day, going by his sister's chamber when I was there, doing something about dressing her, he comes in with an air of gaiety.
Am I always to be baited, and beset, by your mean suspicions?
Steve has been running baited black bear hunts for years and has always had brown bears coming to many of his baits.
Biologists are particularly concerned with the spread of rabies at baited zones.
The study also showed just over half of respondents topped up the bait every five days, while around four in 10 only baited where infestations were obvious.
Traps, usually placed at a density of 25-75 per ha, are typically baited 2-6 times per week with low-value clupeid or catastomid fishes, or with commercially formulated crawfish baits.
2] plots that had never been baited and in the treated section of the 6-[km.
THE carp are on the feed at Seven Oaks Fishery as Newport visitor Phil Allsop proved when he baited up with luncheon meat and caught 22 fish to 10lb.
For the 3 months after Noonan first observed the trick, only this young male baited gulls.
Morton lowered a baited hoop net into the heaving ocean.
That day Pete only got to throw his baited hook in one time because while he was baiting his hook, H.
Use either glue boards or rat traps baited with peanut butter, salami, marshmallows or chocolate," he said, "whatever the rats are used to eating.
Traps can be baited with beer (studies show that fermented yeast in beer is an excellent attractant, and nonalcoholic beer seems to work best) or "slug dough," a mixture that includes molasses, cornmeal, flour, water and yeast that is effective yet harmless to dogs.