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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We deem the substance and matter of the supposed relic to be an unctuous, coloured gum, which being in the glass appeared to be glistering red, partly resembling the colour of blood, and after we did take our part of the said matter out of the glass, then it was a yellow colour, like amber or base gold, and doth cleave to as gum or bird-lime.