Usage examples for yew

  1. A twist and a turn and " He- yew!" – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  2. Asked if he had happened to notice where Collishaw had set down his dinner basket and his tin bottle while he worked, he replied that it so happened that he had- he remembered seeing both bottle and basket and the man's jacket deposited on one of the box- tombs under a certain yew- tree- which he could point out, if necessary. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  3. Obviously, if the tomb of Richard Jenkins, who was buried in Paradise in 1715, was still there, amongst the cypresses and yew trees, the name and inscription on it had vanished, worn away by time and weather, when that chart had been made, a hundred and thirty- five years later. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  4. He went down, and at the foot of the stairs heard the woman's angry voice, Yew ha' ruined me; and then the growl of Oliver, Shut your noise. – By Violence by John Trevena
  5. Then he opened his window and looked at the bright stars which shone out over the old yew tree; but it was exceedingly cold, and so he shut it again and went to bed, feeling very uncomfortable and unhappy. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  6. The rose- garden, with its air of neglect, the shadow of the quiet house that fell across it, the great yew hedge which backed it, and was the pattern of one under which I had played in childhood- all had points that pricked me. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. But dimly through the window, 'as through a glass darkly, ' see the green yew with its red berries, and afar the elms and beeches, brown and yellow. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  8. In her garden,- all velvety grey, with black shadows beneath the yew- trees, the white flowers alone seemed to be awake, and to look at her wistfully. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  9. It is not advisable here to go further into this subject; let it stand that the English yew long bow is the highest type of artillery in the world. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  10. He descended, asked the way to the curate's house; and crossing the burial- ground, and passing under the shadow of the old yew- tree, entered Aubrey's garden. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book X by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. He sat looking up where the big moon swam through the black branches of the yew. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  12. " Yew don't mean to say-" He stopped short to listen to Tom Fillot's next words. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  13. Each of us might have a yew- tree then for her very own. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  14. Pixie made her way to her favourite seat at the end of a long, straight path, bordered on each side by square- cut hedges of yew. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  15. I can go to it through the yew- trees, Frank, and be back in five minutes, or ten at most. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman