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Birch rod   /bərtʃ rɑd/   Listen
Birch rod

A switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment.  Synonym: birch.

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"Birch rod" Quotes from Famous Books

... circumstance that stirs your young blood very strangely. The master is looking very sourly on a certain morning, and has caught sight of the little weak-eyed boy over beyond you, reading "Roderick Random." He sends out for a long birch rod, and having trimmed off the leaves carefully,—with a glance or two in your direction,—he marches up behind the bench of the poor culprit,—who turns deathly pale,—grapples him by the collar, drags him out over the desks, his limbs dangling ...
— Dream Life - A Fable Of The Seasons • Donald G. Mitchell

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