a twig smeared with birdlime to catch birds.
a snare or trap.
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Origin of lime twig
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Words nearby lime twig
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Example sentences 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.