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birdlime definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds [syn: birdlime, lime] v
1: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds [syn: birdlime, lime]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. a sticky substance usually made from the bark of a holly (Ilex aquifolium) that is smeared on twigs to snare small birds 2. something that ensnares birdlime transitive verb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. sticky material painted on to twigs to trap small birds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Birdlime Bird"lime`, n. [Bird + lime viscous substance.] An extremely adhesive viscid substance, usually made of the middle bark of the holly, by boiling, fermenting, and cleansing it. When a twig is smeared with this substance it will hold small birds which may light upon it. Hence: Anything which insnares. Not birdlime or Idean pitch produce A more tenacious mass of clammy juice. --Dryden. Note: Birdlime is also made from mistletoe, elder, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Birdlime Bird"lime`, v. t. To smear with birdlime; to catch with birdlime; to insnare. When the heart is thus birdlimed, then it cleaves to everything it meets with. --Coodwin.




 


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