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lime twig

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noun

a twig smeared with birdlime to catch birds.
a snare or trap.

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Nearby words

lime green, lime liniment, lime pit, lime sulfur, lime tree, lime twig, lime-juicer, lime-sulfur, limeade, limehouse, limekiln

Origin of lime twig

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lime twig

  • Now I should follow him; but love has laid a lime-twig for me, and made a lame god of me.

    Dryden's Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant|John Dryden