American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
- v. To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite (the branches of shrubs, vines, etc.) by plaiting, weaving, or braiding together; plash; mingle.
- To form by intermingling or interweaving.
- To fold, as the arms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock.
- v. interlace the shoots of
- v. form or weave into a braid or braids
- From an Old French variant of plessier ("plash"), from Proto-Romance plessier, from Latin plectō ("weave, plait"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Blanched men, starved women, whom no arts can pleach.”
“It's probably a pleach as it's a morph of the two tasty stone fruits.”
“Employing one of three horticultural training methods espalier, pollard or pleach may be the answer to a space problem.”
“Without Title teems with words like “atrorubent,” “barathea,” “Pasiphaean,” “haruspex,”” pleach-toned” and “shotten.””
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Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
States of being are listed on oofy.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
A place for me to keep all these weird words, whether I guessed them correctly or not.
I can use these.
Words gathered while reading Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov.
words in the nature of double spirals
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