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Withe   /wɪθ/   Listen

(Written also with)
Band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems.
Strong flexible twig.  Synonym: withy.

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"Withe" Quotes from Famous Books

... the cheere of earth To fill our hearts with heedless mirth This present Christmasse night; But send among us to and fro Thy Holy Grail, that men may know The joy withe ...
— John Smith, U.S.A. • Eugene Field

... from sea—removing mountain—recovering ring from sea [same method as in our folk-tale]—catching king's horse). Then the two escape, pursued by the magician. Transformation flight (needle, thorns; piece of soap, mountain; withe [? coje], lake). The baffled magician curses his daughter, and says that she will be forgotten by Juan. When Juan reaches home and sees Leonora, he forgets Maria. On his wedding day with Leonora, an unknown princess comes ...
— Filipino Popular Tales • Dean S. Fansler

... world—the love of male and female—sustained them. They stood the test pretty well. To sleep in a tree top was an easy thing for them, with the precautions, simple and natural, of the time. Each plaited a withe of twigs with which to be tied to the tree or limb, and resting in the hollow nest where some great limb joined the bole, slept as sleep tired children, until the awakening of nature awoke these who were ...
— The Story of Ab - A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man • Stanley Waterloo

... the young chap 'at stood up thar so spunky all by hisse'f last night, in that moonlight an' sassed all of us to our teeth was Cap. Westerfelt's boy—by God, I jest want some hound dog to come an' take my place on God's earth—so I do. I want some able-bodied cornfield nigger to wear a hickory-withe out on my bare back." Then he dropped Westerfelt's hand ...
— Westerfelt • Will N. Harben

Words linked to "Withe" :   sprig, branchlet, band, twig, withy, osier

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