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wil·low

(wil'ō),
A tree of the genus Salix; the bark of several species, especially S. fragilis, is a source of salicin.
[A.S. welig]
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Slowly, silently we wandered From the open cottage door, Underneath the elm's long branches To the pavement bending o'er; Underneath the mossy willow And the dying sycamore.
Now, to me the elm-leaves whisper Mad, discordant melodies, And keen melodies like shadows Haunt the moaning willow trees, And the sycamores with laughter Mock me in the nightly breeze.
It was pretty close to the shanty, and I thought I heard the old man coming all the time; but I got her hid; and then I out and looked around a bunch of willows, and there was the old man down the path a piece just drawing a bead on a bird with his gun.
Here they encamped upon the ice among stiffened willows, where they were obliged to beat down and clear away the snow to procure pasturage for their horses.
Presently the willows parted on the other bank, and Robin could hardly forebear laughing out right.
The banks were here and there fringed with willow thickets and small cotton-wood trees.
The afternoon advanced, and still she remained among the willows. She heard the rattle of taking down the pails from the forked stands; the "waow-waow!" which accompanied the getting together of the cows.
Its one window is so shaded by a huge willow that the room has a grotto-like effect of emerald gloom.
The archer vindicated their opinion of his skill: his arrow split the willow rod against which it was aimed.
Their father, Matthias Bede, was drowned in the Willow Brook last night, not far from his own door.
She had not time to run, but she did what answered just as well; she promptly drew a lithe young willow bough athwart her white body with one hand, and then contemplated us with a simple and untroubled interest.
Harling made garden that spring, we could feel the stir of her undertaking through the willow hedge that separated our place from hers.