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widdy1

[wid-ee] /ˈwɪd i/
noun, plural widdies. Chiefly Scot.
1.
a band or rope, traditionally one made from intertwined willow twigs.
2.
a hangman's rope; noose.
Also, widdie, woody.
Origin of widdy1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (north), variant of withy
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