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The Anglo-Saxon tan means a twig, and twigs smeared with birdlime were used for catching small birds, who were “en-tangled” or twigged.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Enid
Enlightened Doctor (The)
Enniskillens
Ennius
Enough. (Anglo-Saxon, genoh or genog.)
Ensconce
Ensemble
Ensign
Ensilage
Entail
Entangle
Entelechy
Enter a House right Foot fore most (Petronius)
Entering Short
Enthusiast
Entire
Entre Nous (French)
Entrée (To have the)
Entremets [arn-tre-may]
Eolian
Eolus