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Start with eleven in one e four e six;
add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks;
improving position, go upwards by one;
mix up for organs, remove fifty-one.

Add to the end an American nation;
abbreviate all and add short operation;
age for a few more years, then turn around;
prefix by fifteen – a trap on the ground!

What have we caught in our trap?

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Start with eleven in one e four e six;

onze - eleven in French, and in chess 1. e4 e6 is the French defence.

add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks;

bronze - br is missing from brotherhood, broke, bricks (credit Omega Krypton).

improving position, go upwards by one;

silver - one position above bronze.

mix up for organs, remove fifty-one.

vers - livers (mix silver) minus li (credit Omega Krypton).

Add to the end an American nation;

versus - appending the United States.

abbreviate all and add short operation;

VSOP - Vs as an abbrev. for versus and add op for operation.

age for a few more years, then turn around;

ox - VSOP brandy is at least 4 yrs old, XO (Extra Old) is more than six years then reverse.

prefix by fifteen – a trap on the ground!

fox as F is fifteen in hexadecimal.

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    $\begingroup$ nice job... impressive! +1 $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 16 at 17:11
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    $\begingroup$ Oops, didn't realize the letter e is written with one e and not like bee cee dee etc. Fixed now! $\endgroup$ – jafe Jun 16 at 17:57
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Very Partial answer... Only solving part of a stanza...

Start with eleven in one ee four ee six;

XI, one = I, four = IV, six = VI ...?

add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks;

BR, as in BRotherhood, BRoke, BRicks

improving position, go upwards by one;

rot25 or rot1...

remove fifty-one

Remove LI...

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