Definition of Birch rod
1. Noun. A switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment. "My father never spared the birch"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birch Rod
Literary usage of Birch rod
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1. The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire: With Illustrative Notes, and Examples of by Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt (1867)
"... May all of us with one accord, oppose this host of evil, And send Sergeant Pad and Co. to Canvas with the D—1. Bow, wow, wow, A birch rod for the ..."
2. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1835)
"Our modern " birch rod " seems not to have departed from the ancient ... birch rod" considers it a strong presumption that Birch's axles are perfect, ..."
3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"The wax doll on the birch rod all at once became quite great and long, ... The birch rod went on dancing, and the Councilor was obliged to dance too; ..."