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"

Exact synonyms: Birch
Generic synonyms: Switch
Derivative terms: Birch



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birch Rod

biramose
biramous
biraphid
biraryl
birational
birationality
birationally
birch
birch bark
birch beer
birch bolete
birch bracket
birch family
birch leaf miner
birch oil
birch rod (current term)
birch sap
birch tar
birch tar oil
birch tree
birchbark
birchbark canoe
birchbarks
birched
birchen
birches
birching
birchings
birchwood
birchwoods

Literary usage of Birch rod

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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; ..."

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