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Lime, vb. 1) to smear with birdlime: “have --d a bush for her,” H6B I, 3, 91. II, 4, 54.
2) to seek to catch with birdlime, to entangle, to ensnare: “birds never --d no secret bushes fear,” Lucr. 88. “she's --d,” Ado III, 1, 104. “they are --d with the twigs,” All's III, 5, 26. “I have --d her,” Tw. III, 4, 82. “--d in a bush,” H6C V, 6, 13. “my poor young was --d,” H6C V, 6, 13 “O --d soul, that, struggling to be free, art more engaged,” Hml. III, 3, 68.
3) to cement: “who gave his blood to l. the stones together,” H6C V, 1, 84.
4) to put lime into liquor; a meaning resting only on the authority of the spurious Qq in Wiv. I, 3, 15: let me see thee froth and l.; Ff not only intelligibly, but much more in accordance with the jocular pathos of the host: let me see thee froth and live; for frothing tankards make thriving tapsters.
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