Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the plant Clematis Vitalba (the traveler's joy), from its stems being used to bind up fagots.
“Then came the 'sweet bindwith,' the royal maid, the Prince Sobieski's beauteous daughter, to give her nuptial hand to the only son of the exiled king; and so, most remarkably, was united the equally extraordinary destinies of the regal race of the heroic John Sobieski with that of our anointed warrior, Robert Bruce, in the person of his princely descendant,”
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