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Withe (1 syl.)

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When Delilah asked Samson what would effectually bind him he told her “green withes,” but when she called in the Philistines he snapped his bonds like tow. Also spelt with. A boy, being asked what part of speech is with, replied a noun, and being reproved for ignorance made answer: “Please, sir, Samson was bound with seven withs.”

“It seems impossible that Samson can be held by such green withes [i.e. that a great measure can be carried by such petty shifts].”—The Times.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Witch
Witch-finder
Witch Hazel
Witch of Endor
Witch’s Bridle
Witches Sabbath
Witchcraft
Witenagemot
Witham
Withe
Withers of a Horse (The)
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Witney (Oxfordshire)
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Wives of Literary Men
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Woo-tee Dynasty