Each quickly into proper shapeBent up the fatal pin, And tied it carefully with threadUpon a withy thin.
A blasted oak will tumble to the earth, if struck by a thunderbolt,—like a withy.
The only other tree the name of which is widely spread is the willow: the English with, withy, Lat.
Would you mind taking a turn with me in the withy walk, Harriet Roe?
The fox had been found in a spinney running down to withy Brook, and his race for life had begun.
With a wire there is little risk of that; but then the withy does not cut its way into the fish.
A war-arrow was furnished with a cord or twist of withy at one end, and was intended to summon all men armed to a Thing.
So much white will not look amiss in this place, and withy is easily worked.
It was evening when Joel came, bringing with him half a dozen trout strung on a withy.
I tied a withy round the pat and led it home; but it was all lost by the way.'
Old English wiðig "willow, willow twig," from Proto-Germanic *withjon- "willow" (cf. Old Norse viðir, Danish vidje, Old High German wida, German Weide "willow"), from PIE *wei-ti-, suffixed form of root *wei- "to bend, twist" (cf. Avestan vaeiti- "osier," Greek itea "willow," Latin vitis "vine," Lithuanian vytis "willow twig," Polish witwa, Welsh gwden "willow," Russian vitvina "branch, bough").