Synonyms for girdling

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This, however, may not happen until several months after the girdling.

There is a great saddling and girdling, neighing and stamping.

It is girdling the tree now, so as to destroy it more early next year.

If girdling results at the top, it is not objectionable as the head of the vine should be below rather than above the wire.

But methods such as girdling, slash and burn, and the rest, came almost directly from Indian technology.

The vital connection of leaves and roots is destroyed by the girdling; nothing can save the tree's life.

The house was a log cabin in the midst of a few acres of deadening,—ground from which trees have been cleared by girdling.

The girdling arm lifted higher and drew her toward him, drew her slowly and caressingly.

To meet these special conditions the Indian makes new clearings by girdling and burning the trees.

The practice of girdling to induce early ripening is supposed to have been invented by Col. Buchatt, of Metz, in 1745.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gyrdel "belt, sash, cord about the waist," common Germanic. (cf. Old Norse gyrðill, Swedish gördel, Old Frisian gerdel, Dutch gordel, Old High German gurtil, German Gürtel "belt"), related to Old English gyrdan "to gird" (see gird). Modern euphemistic sense of "elastic corset" first recorded 1925. The verb meaning "encircle with a girdle" is attested from 1580s. Meaning "to cut off a belt of bark around a trunk to kill a tree" is from 1660s. Related: Girdled; girdling.

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