Definition of Birching

1. Verb. (present participle of birch) ¹



2. Noun. A beating with a birch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Birching

1. birch [v] - See also: birch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birching

birch bracket
birch family
birch leaf miner
birch oil
birch rod
birch sap
birch tar
birch tar oil
birch tree
birchbark
birchbark canoe
birchbarks
birched
birchen
birches
birching (current term)
birchings
birchwood
birchwoods
bird's-eye
bird's-eye bush
bird's-eye maple
bird's-eye view
bird's-eye views
bird's-foot
bird's-foot fern
bird's-foot violet
bird's-nest
bird's-nest fungus

Literary usage of Birching

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1. Through Siberia by Henry Lansdell (1882)
"Women criminals at mines.—A nt* building for expected politicals.—Superannuated formats.— The hospitals.—" birching" and its effects.—Kara in 1859. ..."

2. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1904)
"I am not quite prepared to ask you to advocate birching of young delinquents in this country, but I shall sently have a body of evidence to lay before you ..."

3. The Humane Review (1907)
"This society has advocated birching and flogging under the guise of "suitable punishment" for certain offences. Fifteen years ago it supported a Flogging ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"To send a person to birching-lane, a proverbial phrase for ordering him to be whipped, ... Ascham speaks of " a common proverb of birching- lane. ..."

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