How To Spell yew?

Correct spelling: yew

What is the definition of yew?

  1. (Wood of) kinds of slow-growing dark-leaved evergreen tree (also y.-tree) often planted in graveyards& used formerly for making bows& still in cabinet-making. [old English]

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What are the usage examples for yew?

  1. Lindsay and Cicely volunteered to go, and found their friend under a big yew tree, engaged in talking to a lady who was evidently making enquiries about Mrs. Courtenay. – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  2. The empty nest has almost dissolved under the late heavy rains, and the yew is so like its fellows that I myself have no idea why the birds chose it. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. A deep grave had been dug in the corner of the churchyard, just under the old yew tree, and the service was read in the most impressive manner by the Rev. – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  4. How wide the yew tree spreads its gloom, And o'er the dead lets fall its dew, As if in tears it wept for them, The many human families That sleep around its stem! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  5. All that struck me was that the place looked most melancholy, and that a gloomy yew tree that half shaded one window was heavily laden with drops of rain. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn