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The answer is a single English word.

Fish trap backward. Two handfuls mock.
River in a car, a spice and a rock.
Gemstone in sugar, nethermost shade.
The alien called, all disarrayed.

Bonus clue for @GentlePurpleRain. All others: no peeking!

Lip, pen: lure.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oops. I peeked. $\endgroup$ – mbjb Jul 31 '16 at 5:17
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain sigh you snooze, you lose. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Jul 31 '16 at 16:26
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The answer is...

GARNET.

Fish trap backward. Two handfuls mock.

def "fish trap" (GAR NET), and backward "TEN RAG" (ten: 2 times 5 fingers - thanks, Jon!)

River in a car, a spice and a rock.

G(ARNE)T; def "spice and a rock" cinnamon stone is a type of garnet

Gemstone in sugar, nethermost...

suGAR NEThermost; def "Gemstone"

...shade. The alien called, all disarrayed.

def "shade" (garnet is a shade of red); ET RANG*

Bonus clue:

GENTLEPURPLERAIN anagrammed is LIP PEN LURE GARNET.

And the title hides the word

Pyrope, a type of garnet.

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    $\begingroup$ two handfuls=10, to mock=to rag. ten rag backwards gives .. $\endgroup$ – JMP Jul 30 '16 at 18:40

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