- n. Plural form of withy.
“I drove in stakes and plaited the withies around them.”
“The other withies are little more than half as tall.”
“The two Brians work twenty-six acres of withies segregated into lesser beds of three or four acres.”
“Until she and Antony lay fully embalmed within it, an aperture would remain high on the door wall, reached by scaffolding made from withies; a winch and a long roomy basket enabled persons and items to be conveyed in and out of the interior.”
“With that dead weight gone I could just keep my grip, and with a mighty heave hauled myself into the thicket, catching a stouter branch and getting a leg over it — and suddenly there was an appalling crack, the branch gave way, and down I went, entangled in a mesh of leaves and withies, under the surface, helpless in the grip of the current which swept me away.”
“I shrieked with pain as my palms slipped along the whiplash withies; they were cutting like fire and I was losing my hold, the intolerable weight was drag ging me loose, and in another moment both of us would be swept away into that thunderous white death in the mist.”
“He wasn't gloating," Aleneil said, then stopped as a dryad with beflowered, trailing willow-withies for hair asked what they would have.”
“A gentle-faced girl-except that her skin was quite green and her hair looked very much like trailing willow withies-came down the corridor to meet them, asking anxiously whether either were hurt or ill.”
“Then behold! there were more clouds; dark clouds; the horsemen leapt down; she was seized; her wrists were bound with withies; and they bore her, thus bound — where?”
“We found withies, also, growing low like shrubs, and flowers like primroses in the said place.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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