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Correct spelling: yews

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  1. They were now close by the Yews out of which the wind came with a peculiar chill, as if it had been passing through a vault. – Melchior's Dream and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. The graves, the yews the sharp church spire touching the range of the hills. – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  3. It is a beautiful place, with long evergreen shrubberies, green lawns with quaint old statues, and a long walk shaded by yews with a clear stream running down a stone channel in the midst. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. Then he stared up the hill toward the Guest House; and finally, directing his attention to the yews which lined the sloping bank: " One, two, three, four," he counted, checking them with his fingers- " five, six, seven." – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  5. Sheer upward from the sea a thousand feet rise the downs; and as we slide and stagger lazily along before the dying breeze, through the deep water which never leaves the cliff, the eye ranges, almost dizzy, up some five hundred feet of rock, dappled with every hue; from the intense dark of the tide- line, through the warm green and brown rock- shadows, out of which the horizontal cracks of the strata loom black, and the breeding gulls show like lingering snow- flakes; up to the middle cliff, where delicate grey fades into pink, pink into red, red into glowing purple; up to where the purple is streaked with glossy ivy wreaths, and black- green yews up to where all the choir of colours vanishes abruptly on the mid- hill, to give place to one yellowish- grey sheet of upward down, sweeping aloft smooth and unbroken, except by a lonely stone, or knot of clambering sheep, and stopped by one great rounded waving line, sharp- cut against the brilliant blue. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  6. And if the roses bloom a little less freely in this quiet, still enclosure than they would do in greater light and wilder air, this gives the rosery, in these hot June days, a touch of austere and more fragile beauty than that to be seen beyond its enlacing yews – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  7. Other gymnosperms were related to the yews and it was by these that many of the fossil nuts found in the Coal Measures were borne. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  8. As he entered the yews he turned once more. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Taller than the cycads, firmer in the structure of the wood, and destined to survive in thousands of species when the cycads would be reduced to a hundred, were the pines and yews and other conifers of the Jurassic landscape. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  10. The man's family had served my own for as many generations as the rooks had builded in our yews and so, on one side at least, he inherited blind loyalty to my name. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith