withers


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withers

(wĭth′ərz)
pl.n.
The high part of the back of a horse or other quadruped, located between the shoulder blades.
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Then Jack Withers he come on the stand and told the same tale, just like Bill done.
"That same Saturday evening Bill and Jack Withers DID see one man lugging off another one.
That leaves become withered,--what is there to lament about that!
Quicker, however, than the breeze, the withered, sallow arms of the beggars were thrust in, accompanied by the eternal whine of "Miserabili, miserabili, excellenza!" On the walls were displayed innumerable inscriptions, written in nearly every language of Europe, some in verse, some in prose, most of them not very laudatory of "bella Italia."
Thus tossing to and fro, they might have been fancifully compared to a splendid bunch of flowers, suddenly shaken by a puff of wind, which threatened to scatter the leaves of an old, brown, withered rose, on the same stalk with two dewy buds,--such being the emblem of the widow between her fair young bridemaids.
Some of the Mangaboos fell down and had to be dragged from the fire, and all were so withered that it would be necessary to plant them at once.
It was a haunting and torturing fancy that his father-in-law was yet sitting at the foot of the rock, on the withered forest leaves, alive, and awaiting his pledged assistance.
"Where dost thou point at us with that white and withered hand of thine, Wizard?" hissed the Prince Umhlangana.
Shrubs are gone, Withered the grass; all chill as the white rime Of early morn.
But while I am alive and have desires I would rather my hand were withered off than bring one brick to such a building!
Round his neck is a chain of pale green jade, and his hands are like withered leaves."
Pashenka had already long ceased to be Pashenka and had become old, withered, wrinkled Praskovya Mikhaylovna, mother-in-law of that failure, the drunken official Mavrikyev.