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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WILLOW

There is only one, opposite, at the foot of the first willow.

And the rest of the journey to Willow Bluff was made almost in silence.

The oak mentioned in this poem is gone, and a willow takes its place.

Jacob skinned them willow sticks, and skinned the old man, too.

That green strip of willow is the edge of a quicksand where no one knows the depth.

They found a willow switch and tamped a handkerchief into the wound.

This is carried to the lower wire and there firmly tied with willow.

The horse chestnut, the pawpaw, the grape, and the willow are in bloom.

The rod, which I had thought stiff as a tree, bent like a willow wand.

Growing on old wood and bark of Elm, Willow, etc., in Autumn.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English welig, from Proto-Germanic *walg- (cf. Old Saxon wilgia, Middle Dutch wilghe, Dutch wilg), probably from PIE *wel- "to turn, roll," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects. The change in form to -ow (14c.) paralleled that of bellow and fellow. The more typical Germanic word for the tree is represented by withy.

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