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wither
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • The horses were soon flinching, stamping and swishing their tails, their withers covered with mosquitoes.
    Chapters 34-35 (30% in)
  • But Bol rode away from them, his old gun resting across the horse's withers.
    Chapters 40-41 (90% in)
  • Augustus rested the rifle barrel across the dying horse's withers and waited.
    Chapters 56-57 (11% in)

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