treacle paper

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treacle paper (plural treacle papers)

  1. Paper covered in treacle, meant to attract and catch flies.
    Flies buzzed in circles round the ceiling, and the treacle papers and bundles of dried clover were pinned to the window curtains. - "The Woman at the Store", from "Selected Short Stories" by Katherine Mansfield (first published in 1912)