verb (used with object), bird·limed, bird·lim·ing.
Examples from the Web for birdlime
It is the birdlime with which the devil catches many a female and male soul.Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
The flies seem an Egyptian plague, and get mortised into the oily butter, which holds them like birdlime.Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, Volume XII|William Faux
From this it would appear, that fowlers stood behind trees, and used reeds tipped with birdlime, for the purpose of taking birds.The Fables of Phdrus|Phaedrus
Birdlime is prepared from the tenacious milky juice of the Peepul and the Banyan.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
On the following morning we were early astir; and as soon as breakfast was over, we went regularly to work with the birdlime.The Swiss Family Robinson|Johann David Wyss