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  • Info A girdle is an undergarment made of elasticized fabric and worn mainly by women. more...
  • I saw that they were taking off the girdle of the dead man. Cited from In the Eastern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • You will now understand how and why trees die when they are girdled to clear new ground. Cited from Agriculture for Beginners, by Burkett, Stevens and Hill
  • Ask me not for that, my girdling will be of no use to you. Cited from The Knights of the Cross, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • It is like a man trying to run away from his girdle. Cited from Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII, by Robert Green Ingersoll
  • The shoulder girdle is more important and complete than that of the higher type. Cited from Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata, by H. G. Wells
  • The practice of girdling has been known in Europe for some time.
  • I found myself in a big hall girdled at half its height by a gallery. Cited from Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • Neither has he girdled her about with cloud nor stood stars upon her forehead. Cited from Albert Durer, by T. Sturge Moore
  • This usually results in the death of the host tree, either through girdling or through competition for light.
  • A wide variety of craft books cover the creation of modern girdle books.
  • Girdling results in the death of the entire tree over time.
  • Instead of cutting down the trees, they girdled them near the ground. Cited from Uncle Robert's Visit, by Parker & Helm
  • The "girdle" would be about ten miles long, and the branch one mile.
  • It is not difficult in these days to "put a girdle round the world." Cited from In the Track of the Troops, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Here are your girdle and ring which my husband gave to me." Cited from Myths and Legends of All Nations, by Various
  • There we caught our morning view of the forest of date-palm that girdles the town. Cited from Morocco, by S.L. Bensusan
  • So we dwelt in the war-girdled city as a very part of its life. Cited from The Pilgrims of Hope, by William Morris
  • All things considered, I let them remain in my girdle. Cited from The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, by James Morier
  • But now I will set the song again, and tell thee of a lady girdled with fine gold. Cited from The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay, by Maurice Hewlett
  • The girdled trees soon became dry and were easily burned down during the warm months of the fall.
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Meaning of girdle

  • noun An encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  • verb Cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    girdle the plant
  • verb Put a girdle on or around
    gird your loins