Synonyms for sapling

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Choosing among them, he presently found a sapling to his liking.

As he sank back with it between his teeth, he kept his eye on the sapling.

The young man was by this time a sapling well fed from the old tree.

Thorn seized a sapling and ran at the barrier as if with a spear.

The sapling bent and bowed, but his hand was now close to it.

Gilian grew like a sapling in all seasons, in mind and fancy as in body.

He stood up, held by a sapling, and craned his neck to look up the river.

He staggered and had to catch at the sapling that made the pillar.

You may take up a sapling and transplant it, but the old tree, never!

A sapling was cut off so that the stump of a limb was left at the bottom of it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from sap (n.1) + diminutive suffix -ling. This probably is the source of American English slang sap (n.3) "club, short staff" (1899) and the verb sap (v.2) "to hit (someone) with a sap" (1926).

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