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willow tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n willow tree any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
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  • Bruce Lee
    “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”


In literature:

They had passed beyond the bridge and entered upon a path along the river bank, a path bordered with willow trees.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
Green Grows the Willow Tree, involves holding hands, hugging and kissing.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
The trees are like river-side willows in early summer.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
Out in the fields, in the hollow of an old willow-tree, two Dormice slept the whole winter long.
"The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg" by Unknown
Bobby spied an old raft, lying at one edge of the pond, under the willow tree.
"Bobby of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
Well, the pussies are the willow flowers; and the balm-of-Gilead-tree has pussies too.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Even our ancestral cherub and willow tree are better than that, or even the inevitable sick lamb and broken lily.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
In it are many fine trees, chiefly willows, which overhang the seats placed for public comfort.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
He bent over his plate like the willow-tree upon one.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
He buried her by the willow-tree in the old churchyard.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
On the next day, they came and sawed the willow-tree down to a man's height.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
A willow-tree was near at hand, and he was soon stationed beneath it.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Then she tottered on into the garden, went to the willow, broke off a bud from the rose-tree, and went back to Michael.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Therefore they made booths of palm trees and willows.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
The lotus trees cover him with their shadow; The willows of the brook compass him about.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The willow is another interesting tree for study and is drawn in a similar manner to those previously mentioned.
"Blackboard Drawing" by Frederick Whitney
Puss must have fallen asleep in the shade of the old willow tree.
"Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse" by David Cory
The larger Willows are also charming trees for streets.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
In this cataract I saw for the first time, small willow trees on the islands.
"Our Caughnawagas in Egypt" by Louis Jackson
Buds were swelling, the willow trees showed faint touches of yellow, while on a bare elm tree branch perched a bluebird.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington

In poetry:

He listen'd--and he heard the wind
That waved the willow tree;
He heard the waters flow along
And murmur quietly.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
It hung upon the willow tree,
It hung upon the flood,
It gave to view the poplar isle
And all the scene of blood.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
"What about did the plea begin?
Son Davie! Son Davie!"
"It began about the cutting o' a willow wand,
That would never hae been a tree, O."
"Son Davie! Son Davie!" by Andrew Lang
Sadly flows the willow tree
On the hill so dear, yet dread,
Where the resting-places be,
Of our dear ones that are dead --
Where the mossy headstones be,
Of my early playmates dead.
"Fire Pictures" by Alice Cary
A poor soul sat sighing under a sycamore tree;
"O willow, willow, willow!"
With his hand on his bosom, his head on his knee:
"O willow, willow, willow!
O willow, willow, willow!
Sing, O the green willow shall be my garl-and."
"Willow, Willow, Willow" by Henry Morley
. . . So I walked among the willows very quietly all night;
There was no moon at all, at all; no timid star alight;
There was no light at all, at all; I wint from tree to tree,
And I called him as his mother called, but he nivver answered me.
"The Convalescent" by Robert W Service

In news:

Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping, 7580 US Hwy 11, will hold a "Meet the Artists" night Thursday, Nov 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
0It might just be a willow tree, but its a major worry for those who live close by.
Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe's Eisbein Pork Hock.
The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has named Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping as its next Pride in Potsdam nominee for 2012.
Willow Tree, 7580 US Rt 11, also received a nomination for this award in 2010, the first year of the award.
Willow Wood Garden Club went to Grovetown Elementary School Feb 15 to donate and plant two Redbud trees in honor of Arbor Day.
Tree branch caused outage for 2,500 in Willow Glen.
The Sacramento Coroner 's Office said Kia Vue was found dead by family members who went to her Willow Tree apartment complex Wednesday evening.
Residents of The Willows senior apartment complex in Newhall gather around a Christmas tree that the owners ordered staff in a memo to take down.
The bark of the willow tree has been used for centuries for pain relief and fever reduction.
Potsdam's Willow Tree Florist purchases Heart & Hearth in Norwood.
Kevin and Jennifer Blanchard of Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping have purchased Heart & Hearth in Norwood from florist Sally Sutter, who is retiring.
Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping, 7580 US Hwy 11, will hold a "Meet the Artists" night Thursday, Nov 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Then, Vick spotted what he thought might a big gator under some willow trees on the bank.
Residents of The Willows senior apartment complex in Newhall gather near a Christmas tree to show their displeasure in the management's request to remove it.