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not alert to danger or deception


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A low grunt was his only response, and a moment later he had leaped nimbly upon a small and unwary rodent that had been surprised at a fatal distance from its burrow.
5] I was interested by finding here the hollow conical pitfall of the lion-ant, or some other insect; first a fly fell down the treacherous slope and immediately disappeared; then came a large but unwary ant; its struggles to escape being very violent, those curious little jets of sand, described by Kirby and Spence
There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.
The tenants of the lake were far-famed for both their quantities and their quality, and the ice had hardly disappeared before numberless little boats were launched from the shores, and the lines of the fishermen were dropped into the inmost recesses of its deepest caverns, tempting the unwary animals with every variety of bait that the ingenuity or the art of man had invented.
He kills wantonly, and, worse than that, he utilizes a noble sentiment, the brotherhood of man, as a lure to entice his unwary victim to his doom.
Here we find Nietzsche confronted with his extreme opposite, with him therefore for whom he is most frequently mistaken by the unwary.
Thank you, I prefer spiders," she replied, fishing up two unwary little ones who had gone to a creamy death.
LEGAL BRIEFING WITH ERICA BURT-MOORE, PARTNER, PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM AT FAMILY AT CLARKE WILLMOTT Probate pitfalls can trap unwary WHEN someone dies it may be necessary for probate to be obtained of their will.
A beach near Manaus, venue for our opener againstItaly, has killed 17 unwary locals in the past two years - just when they thought it was safe to get out of the water.
A NEW email scam is going the rounds that could trap the unwary because of its fear factor.
One example: the pedestrian crossing by the library at Weoley Castle could trap the unwary, especially a non-swimmer, because the first couple of feet is designed for our web-footed friends.
From questionable advances in the field of food additives, to a craze for highly flammable celluloid jewellery, many new innovations posed an unexpected threat for the unwary.
The Governor described the cowardly terrorist attack as a new phenomenon meant to exercise violence and terrify unwary people inside mosques.
My instinct is that this practice just takes advantage of the more unwary occasional racegoer who does not notice these details as quickly as the more battle-hardened.
I make no secret of my loathing of the internet and all that may befall the unwary who are blind to its evident dangers.