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Meaning of birdlime

bird•lime

Pronunciation: (bûrd'līm"), [key]
— n., v., -limed, -lim•ing.
—n.
  1. a sticky material prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on twigs to catch small birds that light on it.
—v.t.
  1. to smear with birdlime.
  2. to catch or capture, as with birdlime: to be birdlimed by flattery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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