writhing wand

1) A pliant shoot from trees such as the hazel and willow, with a range of possible uses.

1600 to cut small writhing wandes for the tying vp of ther cattell and making harrow wythes, Settrington

1617 a burthing of wynding, watlyng and writhing wands, Brandsby.

dates 1600 1617

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