Yet this is that wherewith the world is taken, and runs mad to gaze on—clothes and titles, the birdlime of fools.
He described the merits of deadfalls, snares, steel traps, and birdlime.
He then put some of the birdlime into their eyes, and fixed their eyelids together, so that they could not open them.
From this it would appear, that fowlers stood behind trees, and used reeds tipped with birdlime, for the purpose of taking birds.
“This bagful, your lordship,” replied Peronnik, showing the cloth-bag which he had stuffed with feathers and birdlime.
Family pride was a kind of birdlime with old Dalton, and if he but touched, he could not leave it.
The flies seem an Egyptian plague, and get mortised into the oily butter, which holds them like birdlime.
birdlime is prepared from the tenacious milky juice of the Peepul and the Banyan.
It bears a very slimy white berry, of which birdlime may be made, whence its Latin name of Viscus.
I have heard of one boy catching 50 in a season with birdlime; for these he got a few pence apiece in Warrington.