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with·ers

 (wĭth′ərz)
pl.n.
The high part of the back of a horse or other quadruped, located between the shoulder blades.

[Possibly from obsolete wither-, against (from the strain exerted on them when a horse draws a load), from Middle English, from Old English; see wi- in Indo-European roots.]

withers

(ˈwɪðəz)
pl n
(Zoology) the highest part of the back of a horse, behind the neck between the shoulders
[C16: short for widersones, from wider with + -sones, perhaps variant of sinew; related to German Widerrist, Old English withre resistance]

with•ers

(ˈwɪð ərz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of a horse, cow, sheep, etc.
[1535–45; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animalswithers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Translations

withers

[ˈwɪðəz] NPLcruz fsing (de caballo)

withers

plWiderrist m

withers

[ˈwɪðəz] nplgarrese msg (di cavallo)
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If people cannot be assured of graves, I fear they will no longer die, and the best interests of civilisation will wither like a frosted leaf.
But if any advised you wrongly, the light will wither him.
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