gird

Part of speech: verb

To bind around, as with a belt; encircle.

Part of speech: verb

To attack with sarcasm; gibe; jeer.

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Usage examples "gird":

  1. Unless we gird it on, we shall be onlookers instead of participants. - "The War After the War", Isaac Frederick Marcosson.
  2. His own reign will be that of peace only, in all probability; and were any accident to tumble him down, this country would immediately gird on its sword and buckler, and trust to occurrences for supplies of money. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  3. Likewise the ambassador of the hero went to claim the promise of the Church to be in attendance on a certain spot, on a certain day, and there hear oath of eternal fealty, and gird him about with all its forces: which the Church, receiving a wink from the Law, obsequiously engaged to do, for less than the price of a plum- cake. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.