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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of girdle.


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  • If St. Michael had stepped down from a church window, leaving the dragon slain, he would have looked no otherwise than she, all gleaming with steel, and with grey eyes full of promise of victory: the holy sword girdled about her, and a little battle-axe hanging from her saddle-girth.

    A Monk of Fife

  • It is found, however, that some of these "girdled" trees are especially attractive to several species of ambrosia beetles (Figs. 22 and 23), round-headed borers (Fig. 24) and timber worms

    Seasoning of Wood

  • (Fig. 25), which cause serious injury to the sapwood or heartwood, while other trees "girdled" at a different time or season are not injured.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • To determine and utilize the proper months or seasons to girdle or fell different kinds of trees: Bald cypress in the swamps of the South are "girdled" in order that they may die, and in a few weeks or months dry out and become light enough to float.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • In the past, gum, having no marketable value, has been left standing after logging operations, or, where the land has been cleared for farming, the trees have been "girdled" and allowed to rot, and then felled and burned as trash.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • By means of his sharp hunting-knife he "girdled" this tree near the ground, and then higher up, so that the length between the two

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • By means of his sharp hunting-knife he "girdled" this tree near the ground, and then higher up, so that the length between the two "girdlings," or circular cuttings, was about four feet.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • He had 'girdled' the trees for an acre or two around, preparatory to clearing

    The Crayon Papers

  • Tania Schoennagel, a research scientist in the geography department and a member of Veblen's lab, notes an experiment in which a stand of trees was "girdled," or chain-sawed around the perimeter to cut off the trees 'circulation (and ultimately simulate pine-beetle kill).

    The Vail Trail - All Sections

  • What was the difference, he asked himself, between the shameless, grass-girdled hula dances and the decollete dances of the women of his own race?

    The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii:The House of Pride


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