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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·coy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decoyed p. pr. & vb. n. Decoying.]  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.
    Did to a lonely cot his steps decoy.   --Thomson.
 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.