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strong flexible twig

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The animal corrals of the maniacs are protected by an outer wall or palisade of upright logs, the lower ends of which are imbedded in the ground, the logs themselves being placed as close together as possible and further reinforced and bound together by withes.
And of this, one thing is sure: if once we wove withes into baskets, the next and inevitable step would have been the weaving of cloth.
409-414) So saying, Apollo twisted strong withes with his hands meaning to bind Hermes with firm bands; but the bands would not hold him, and the withes of osier fell far from him and began to grow at once from the ground beneath their feet in that very place.
The Gothic church plainly originated in a rude adaptation of the forest trees, with all their boughs, to a festal or solemn arcade; as the bands about the cleft pillars still indicate the green withes that tied them.
As I look at the full stream, the vivid grass, the delicate bright-green powder softening the outline of the great trunks and branches that gleam from under the bare purple boughs, I am in love with moistness, and envy the white ducks that are dipping their heads far into the water here among the withes, unmindful of the awkward appearance they make in the drier world above.
Steve finally told his dad about the bullying and his feelings of anger towards him when the Withes were in Thailand after the Villa old star took up a job coaching the national team around the turn of the Millennium.
When the eyes of the world turn to Jerusalem in August 2005, they will, for a change, bear withes to community rather than conflict.