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Girdle meaning

girdle - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. put a girdle on or around; " gird your loins"
  2. 2. A griddle.
  3. 3. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
  4. 4. The zodiac; also, the equator.
  5. 5. The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant- cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.
  6. 6. A thin bed or stratum of stone.
  7. 7. The clitellus of an earthworm.
  8. 8. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
  9. 9. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
  10. 10. A band for the waist; inclosure.
  11. 11. To bind; inclose; detach a circular strip of bark from, as a tree.

girdle - examples of usage

  1. However, Opechanchanough and his braves could not complain of their reception, and runners sped ahead to advise Powhatan of their coming, while all the population of their village crowded about them, the men questioning, the boys fingering the scalps and each boasting how many he would have at his girdle when he was grown. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. His beard and mustachios, which were also of this raven hue, fell to his girdle. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Very few of them, however, exhibit individuality of outline, and, with the exception of the low lines of limestone precipice which occasionally girdle them, and of the wasting mill- stone bluffs which, as in the case of Pen- hill or Ingleborough, sometimes guard their highest slopes, they are altogether innocent of crag. - "Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England", W. P. Haskett Smith.
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