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Word: pitfall

Definition: hidden danger; concealed trap


Sentences Containing 'pitfall'

I found myself in the condition of a schoolmaster, a trap, a pitfall; of always playing spider to Dora's fly, and always pouncing out of my hole to her infinite disturbance.

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