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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To ensnare.
noun: Something that ensnares.
From birdlime (a sticky substance made from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds), from bird + lime, from Latin limus (slime). Earliest documented use: 1440.
"Some dozen of these villains had her birdlimed inside a shepherd's hut when our patrol chanced upon them."
Steven Pressfield; Last of the Amazons; Bantam; 2003.
See more usage examples of birdlime in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)