Nine withes of witch hazel, banded together, is used as a rustic appliance to guard against witching influence.
I have changed my mind, and I mean to have it tied up with witch hazel.
I make out from what she says it is some like these fellers that can find water with a piece of witch hazel switch.
Go bathe your face and hands with witch hazel, that may help.
"It proves one thing right here," said Snorky Green, dousing his legs with the second bottle of witch hazel.
Never mind those, Eddie, give me your alcohol and witch hazel.
I'll wash the wound first and we can put on some witch hazel.
witch hazel, that good old stand-by, is always refreshing and is especially good when combined with camphor water.
And besides that, she was a real 'witch hazel;' she could tell where the springs were, and what's more, where they warn't.
The elfin flowers of the witch hazel shine like threads of gold against the dull leaves that still cling.
1540s, probably from Old English wice "wych-elm" (from wican "to bend") + hæsel, used for any bush of the pine family. The North American bush, from which a soothing lotion is made, was so called from 1670s.
witch hazel n.
Any of several deciduous shrubs or small trees of the genus Hamamelis, especially H. virginiana, of eastern North America, having yellow flowers that bloom in late autumn or winter.
An alcoholic solution containing an extract of the bark and leaves of this plant, applied externally as a mild astringent.