verb (used with object), withed, with·ing.
Origin of withe
Examples from the Web for withe
She put the final cluster into the bunch in hand, and began to wind a withe of sweet-grass around the stems.April Hopes|William Dean Howells
I got up, cut a withe of bamboo, and made her fast to a root.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
You find a man hanging by a gad (withe), and you cut him down to save him.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
He wor skeert wi his own thinkins, an th' cowd gripped him i' th' in'ards, an twisted him as yo may twist a withe of hay—Aye!The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Others are used in handles, either fastened with gum, or consisting of a withe passed round the stone and tied underneath.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
British Dictionary definitions for withe
Word Origin for withe
Word Origin and History for withe
Old English wiððe "twisted cord, willow twig" (see withy).