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birch

(bĭrch)
(Betula alba) Often consumed as a tea; the oil preparation is of alleged value in bladder disorders; sometimes used topically, although its toxicity makes it unsuitable for pediatric patients.
Synonym(s): white birch.

birch

a tree of shrub of the genus Betula with simple leaves, an outer bark that peels easily, and pale, fine-grained wood.
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Elaine Taylor, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: "As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to be able to help Birchen Coppice Primary School.
163); and the schoolmaster's "birchen argument" ridiculed in The Jocobite's Journal and again in the Thwackum of Tom Jones, where (Campbell argues) "Fielding attempts to create a new force of instruction and discipline" to replace the "satire and forcible indoctrination" (p.
The anonymous author of a vigorous Whig pamphlet, appropriately entitled A Birchen Rod for Dr Birch: or Some Animadversions Upon His Sermon, for example, argued that the good doctor should remember the Lord's Prayer and forgive, rather than:
In September, it bought the Birchen House site, in Birkenhead.
"She attended Birchen Coppice Primary School in Kidderminster before moving onto Harry Cheshire High School.
The government department, created in 2005 following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise, yesterday announced it will be halving its number of offices from 11 to six, with Graeme House, Derby Square; Norwich House, Water Street; Regian House, James Street, Liverpool; Kingsway House in Widnes, and Birchen House in Birkenhead ceasing operations from spring, 2009.
Birchen Coppice is unusual in that it has its own in-house caterers who plan and prepare all the menus.
The group set off from Birchen Clough, near Hope, Derbyshire, just after lunch.
Birchen House, on Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, was formerly used as offices by HMRC, but still retains some parts of the original Grade II-listed Pier Hotel dating back to the 1880s.
He attended Stourport High School and previously Birchen Coppice Primary School.