birdlime


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birdlime

a sticky substance, prepared from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, smeared on twigs to catch small birds
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Birdlime and vitriol, that's what big herons are made of.
At the sight of my canoe, dozens of wading birds took flight, leaving only whitish slicks of birdlime and a mosaic of delicate tracks on the muddy bottom.