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Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.

When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.

Two European carriers, Lufthansa and Air France/KLM, have been building world-girdling routes.

Severe ground fires may kill valuable timber by girdling the trees.

To prevent rabbits and mice from girdling fruit-trees in winter, is very important to fruit-growers.

Another common disease is known as the root disease, which eventually kills the tree by girdling it below the soil.

The girdling effect of these galleries is the real cause of the death of the trees.

Meanwhile the Rutulians press round all the gates, dealing grim slaughter and girdling the walls with flame.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to girdling, such as: banding, bordering, bounding, circumscribing, delimiting, and marking.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.