a sticky material prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on twigs to catch small birds that light on it.
to smear with birdlime.
to catch or capture, as with birdlime:
to be birdlimed by flattery.
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a sticky substance, prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, smeared on twigs to catch small birds
(transitive) to smear (twigs) with birdlime to catch (small birds)
an ornithologist. a bird watcher. a person who keeps or tends birds. a person who hunts birds for food or sport; fowler. Informal. aviator. Contemporary Examples Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison Daniel Genis June 20, 2014 Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Go ‘Between Two Ferns’ Alex Chancey, The […]
a right-angled notch cut in the underside of a rafter for fitting over a longitudinal member, as a wall plate.
nest (def 1). Angling. backlash (def 4).
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