bait

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bait

a preparation containing a palatable food substance such as raw meat, carrot or bran and a pharmaceutical or poisonous substance. The purpose is to introduce the medicament or poison into the unsuspecting animal.
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HOT-HEAD: Lennon responds to the fans; RAGING: O'Neill; DONKEY WORK: Lennon rises to the bait
Basically, it's the Monty- baiting season - and the man himself rises to the bait.