Withe ] [Written also with.]

1.

A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy.

2.

A band consisting of a twig twisted.

3. Naut.

An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe.

R. H. Dana, Jr.

4. Arch.

A partition between flues in a chimney.

 

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Withe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Withing.]

To bind or fasten with withes.

You shall see him withed, and haltered, and staked, and baited to death. Bp. Hall.

 

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