Girdle

Gir"dle

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Girdling (?).] 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. Shak.
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2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
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Those sleeping stones,
That as a waist doth girdle you about.
Shak.
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3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]
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