birch, often called the “first victim of the Cold War,” became a martyr for the far right.
Russians believe the best way to dry out from vodka saturation is with a sauna session and a beating with birch branches.
Sustainable Cards uses a Nordic birch veneer, and then layers on a cellulosic paper structure.
And have to beat myself with birch sticks as I talked about my writing process.
It was birch who took Gilbert and George to China, a trip on which Compston was invited, missed the plane, and came along later.
He gave him the piece of birch bark bearing the mystic sign.
Captain birch briefly responded on behalf of the Volunteers.
The fine loose scaly bark of birch is set on fire, and immediately quenched in water.
The general and Captain birch were both wounded, early in the night.
Pat them into water, and wash them with a birch broom till quite clean.
Old English berc, beorc (also the name of the rune for "b"), from Proto-Germanic *berkjon (cf. Old Saxon birka, Old Norse börk, Danish birk, Swedish björk, Middle Dutch berke, Dutch berk, Old High German birihha, German Birke), from PIE *bhergo (cf. Ossetian barz, Old Church Slavonic breza, Russian bereza, Lithuanian beržas, Sanskrit bhurjah, Latin farnus, fraxinus "mountain ash"), from root *bhereg- "to gleam, white." Meaning "bunch of birch twigs used for flogging" (1640s) led to verb meaning "to flog" (1830). Related: Birched; birching. Birch beer is by 1827, American English.