a twig smeared with birdlime to catch birds.
a snare or trap.
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How to use lime twig in a sentence
As soon as the hoopoe sees the worms it darts upon them, and thus makes the lime twig fall upon itself, which embarrasses it.The Natural History of Cage Birds | J. M. Bechstein
Fine fowlers they are, for every finger of theirs is a lime twig with which they catch dotterels.Extracts Relating to Mediaeval Markets and Fairs in England | Helen Douglas-Irvine
Now I should follow him; but love has laid a lime-twig for me, and made a lame god of me.