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 Entail’.Ente’le’chy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Entangle.
 
The Anglo-Saxon tan means a twig, and twigs smeared with birdlime were used for catching small birds, who were “en-tangled” or twigged.   1
 


 Entail’.Ente’le’chy. 

 
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