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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lime-,) Lyme-wand, n. [Lime n. 4: (cf. ME. and e.m.E. lyme-rod (Chaucer) and lyme-twgge (Lydgate), lime-twigge, in the same sense).] A lime-twig, a stick smeared with bird-lime for trapping birds. — c1460 Wisd. Sol. 749.
As fish ar tan with hukis, and foul with lyme wandis
1530–1 Acta Conc. MS. XLII. 62.
That na … persoun … sla ony wyld foulis with culveringis nor with lyme wandis
1576 Reg. Privy C. II. 515.
[Not] to set girnis, lyme wandis, or to use ony uther ingyne for the slauchter of the saidis wyld fowlis during the space … of the yeir

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