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Yew, the tree Ta<*>us baccata (planted in churchyards, and therefore emblem of death): “my shroud of white, stuck all with y.” Tw. II, 4, 56. “bows of double-fatal y.” R2 III, 2, 117. “would bind me here unto the body of a dismal y.” Tit. II, 3, 107. “slips of y. slivered in the moon's eclipse,” Mcb. IV, 1, 27. In Rom. V, 3, 3 and 137 the spurious Q1 and M. Edd. yew-trees, the authentic O. Edd. young trees.
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