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Lime, subst. 1) a viscous substance laid on twigs to catch birds; bird-lime: “lay l. to tangle her desires,” Gent. III, 2, 68. “poor bird, thou wouldst never fear the net nor l.” Mcb. IV, 2, 34. Hence: “put some l. upon your fingers,” Tp. IV, 246 (in order to steal the better).
2) the matter of which mortar is made: Mids. V, 132. Mids. V, 132 Mids. V, 132 John II, 219. R2 III, 3, 26. “here's l. in this sack,” H4A II, 4, 137. H4A II, 4, 137*
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