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girdled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Girdle  \Gir"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Girdled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Girdling}.] 
  1.  To  bind  with  a  belt  or  sash;  to  gird.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  inclose;  to  environ;  to  shut  in 
 
  Those  sleeping  stones,  That  as  a  waist  doth  girdle 
  you  about  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  cut  or  gnaw  a  groove  around  (a  tree,  etc.) 
  through  the  bark  and  alburnum,  thus  killing  it  [U.  S.] 




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