yew

[ US /ˈju/ ]
[ UK /jˈuː/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
  2. wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
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How To Use yew In A Sentence

  • Those with a hearty appetite for the whiz of bullets, the bang of artillery, dying declarations, famous last words, and eyewitness accounts of the face of battle will not be disappointed.
  • As the tragedy unfolded, the eyewitness tried to find a lifebuoy.
  • Washington dreamed his way along the street, his fancy flitting from grain to hogs, from hogs to banks, from banks to eyewater, from eye-water to Tennessee Land, and lingering but a feverish moment upon each of these fascinations. The Gilded Age, Part 1.
  • Although box and yews can be clipped into formal shapes, most shade plants appear at home in that naturalistic setting.
  • By this date Loango had become an important commercial power, trading with Europeans, especially Dutch, in ivory, hides, red dyewood, and raffia but relatively few slaves. 1576-1671
  • A lovely wall of stone and brick layers and fluted coping stones, with yew above, brought us into the Roman town of Isurium, now Aldborough.
  • Another lineup of tables offers eyewash, footpads, hand creams, aspirins and other health items.
  • They were based on the sketches or accounts of at least one eyewitness. The Times Literary Supplement
  • All too often the information they provide, and the supposed eyewitnesses they interview, are undependable.
  • And then, of course, there was the skill, the accumulated knowledge and ingenuity, behind dyeworks and glassworks, not to mention ships less frail than they looked, since in the future they would ply as far as Britain .... Time Patrolman
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