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 for Withers
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Withers \With"ers\, n. pl. [Properly, the parts which resist the
     pull or strain in drawing a load; fr. OE. wither resistance,
     AS. wi[eth]re, fr. wi[eth]er against; akin to G. widerrist
     withers. See With, prep.]
     The ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base
     of the neck. See Illust. of Horse.
     [1913 Webster]
           Let the galled jade wince; our withers are unwrung.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of
           various animals especially draft animals

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