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Synonyms for birch

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In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
See, the birch rod has lost several of its twigs, and will hardly serve for another execution.
Enjoy your playtime now, and come again to study and to feel the birch rod and the ferule to-morrow; not till to-morrow; for to-day is Thursday lecture; and, ever since the settlement of Massachusetts, there has been no school on Thursday afternoons.
The amiable suggestion of the birch switch--to the efficiency of which all of Mrs.
A row of birches fringed the brook, and each birch seemed more exquisitely graceful and golden than her sisters.
He said, in some instances, what the world called charity appeared to him to be opposing the will of the Almighty, which had marked some particular persons for destruction; and that this was in like manner acting in opposition to Mr Allworthy; concluding, as usual, with a hearty recommendation of birch.
Only when her pupils quitted the establishment, or when they were about to be married, and once, when poor Miss Birch died of the scarlet fever, was Miss Pinkerton known to write personally to the parents of her pupils; and it was Jemima's opinion that if anything could console Mrs.
Darnell brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and represents Birch on industry-related matters.
European birch is one of those woods that is very plain--except when it isn't.
The court heard how Birch left the Malt Shovel pub in the city centre and tried to get into the Harp Inn, but was refused entry by the 38-year-old doorman because he was still carrying a bottle of beer.
Brent Birch, the chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, has been offered the director's job at the planned Little Rock technology park.
The beauty of Karelian birch is apparent by the fact that Peter Carl Faberge used the species in 1917 to make an egg for the Tsar, he said.
ABSTRACT: European white birch (Betula pubescens) and silver birch (B.
For over 50 years, they managed to make it look easy,'' filmmaker Doug Block says of the marriage of his parents, Mike and Mina, near the beginning of his absorbing new documentary ``51 Birch Street.
The system, created and hosted by Birch Street, provides automation and financial controls at the property level while providing top-down purchasing controls and supplier performance metrics for corporate Procurement and Finance.