BIRD LIME

birdlime

[burd-lahym]
noun
1.
a sticky material prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on twigs to catch small birds that light on it.
verb (used with object), birdlimed, birdliming.
2.
to smear with birdlime.
3.
to catch or capture, as with birdlime: to be birdlimed by flattery.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English brydelyme. See bird, lime1

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birdlime (ˈbɜːdˌlaɪm)
 
n
1.  a sticky substance, prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, smeared on twigs to catch small birds
 
vb
2.  (tr) to smear (twigs) with birdlime to catch (small birds)

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