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 for Decoying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decoy \De*coy"\ (d[-e]*koi"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decoyed
     (-koid"); p. pr. & vb. n. Decoying.] [Pref. de- + coy;
     orig., to quiet, soothe, caress, entice. See Coy.]
     To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare;
     to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy
     troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net.
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           Did to a lonely cot his steps decoy.     --Thomson.
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           E'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy,
           The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
  
     Syn: To entice; tempt; allure; lure. See Allure.
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