from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of or as flexible as withes; tough.
- adj. Wiry and agile.
- n. A rope or band made of withes.
- n. A long flexible twig, as that of an osier.
- n. A tree or shrub having such twigs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Flexible, like a withe.
- n. The osier willow (Salix viminalis).
- n. A long flexible twig of the osier; a withe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The osier willow (Salix viminalis). See Osier, n. (a).
- n. A withe. See Withe, 1.
- adj. Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough; also, abounding in withes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A willow of any species.
- n. A withe; a twig; an osier.
- n. A halter made of withes.
- n. In ceramics, same as twig, 3.
- Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. strong flexible twig
The withy is a reasonable large tree, (for some have been found ten foot about) is fit to be planted on high banks, and ditch-sides within reach of water and the weeping sides of hills; because they extend their roots deeper than either sallows or willows.
I was out this weekend and saw 3 bucks withy full head gear.
I believe that the main issue withy intellectual property is indefinite or overly long protections (e.g. 75 years), and that is arguably a hindrance to economic growth.
Either way, when you do bake them, brush their tops withy melted butter and then sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar.
He cocked an ironic eye at the enormous withy basket I used for gathering.
Geilie looped the twisted withy handle of her basket over her neck, picked up her skirt and stepped into the stream, shivering at the cold water.
I dreamed that down by the river I cut red osiers to make withy fences for raised beds behind the house.
The day I go over to talk willow with Brian White on his withy beds at Kingsbury Episcopi, a mad westerly wind is blowing across the Levels.
Several summers back, when the West Moor withy beds were flooded with stagnant river water full of sewage and dead fish after heavy rains, not a single person from the Environment Agency would come out to inspect the ailing willows.
A good many naturalists and walkers come to West Moor and appreciate the culture as well as the nature of the withy beds, yet Brian says the Environment Agency has plans to flood the place permanently.