Definition of Girdings
1. girding [n] - See also: girding
Lexicographical Neighbors of Girdings
Literary usage of Girdings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Wilfred William Robbins (1896)
"The supporting power of the beam increases not only with the strength of the girdings, but also with their relative distance of separation ; that is, ..."
2. The Elizabethan Playhouse: And Other Studies by William John Lawrence (1912)
"... quickly spread to the public theatres, despite the grumbling of the players, the girdings of Jonson, and the vigorous protests of the groundlings. ..."
3. The Colonising Activities of the English Puritans: The Last Phase of the by Arthur Percival Newton (1914)
"Their complaints of the conduct of the governor and council and their girdings at the restraints upon their conduct imposed by the minister, Sherrard, ..."
4. University and Historical Addresses: Delivered During a Residence in the by James Bryce Bryce (1913)
"... as you may remember from the growlings and girdings at them of that fine old typical Englishman, Dr. Samuel Johnson, still the Scotch have made good ..."
5. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"... at her witty girdings—whom he loves. Tellus, for scornful words of Endymion, is sent under charge of ..."
6. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"... impertinences, and out-of-place girdings at those whose courage he should help to maintain. He reminds one of a man who insists on wrangling over the ..."
7. Patriotic Addresses in America and England: From 1850 to 1885, on Slavery by Henry Ward Beecher (1887)
"As to comparing himself with others or worrying about his new and untried field, these unnecessary girdings were entirely foreign to his nature. ..."