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elm

(elm) any tree of the genus Ulmus ; Ulmus rubra is the slippery elm, the source of slippery elm bark.
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The attendant went away, and Father Sergius remained alone under the elm tree.
The bush of wild cherries behind the elm tree was in full bloom and had not yet begun to shed its blossoms, and the nightingales--one quite near at hand and two or three others in the bushes down by the river--burst into full song after some preliminary twitters.
I suppose it is impossible to find out how high the elm was?
And the shadow of the elm must mean the farther end of the shadow, otherwise the trunk would have been chosen as the guide.
That must have been difficult, Holmes, when the elm was no longer there.
Then I took two lengths of a fishing-rod, which came to just six feet, and I went back with my client to where the elm had been.
She put her lips close against his ear to say: "Right into the big elm.
Then the big elm shot up ahead, lying in wait for them at the bend of the road, and he said between his teeth: "We can fetch it; I know we can fetch it-"
There was a last instant when the air shot past him like millions of fiery wires; and then the elm.
and the elm replied, "Not particularly, but you do get numb standing so long on one leg," and he flapped his arms vigorously just as the cabmen do before they drive off.
In front, just on the edge of the unpaved sidewalk, grew the Pyncheon Elm, which, in reference to such trees as one usually meets with, might well be termed gigantic.
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