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  • As evening thinned, the lanes cooled with clear sky seen through dark, pointed tracery of ash-tree leaves.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Away from the place of gaping graves and crumbling cairns and breaking crosses they seated themselves, and under the shade of a well-rooted ash-tree Colum-cille told his companion this prophetic story.

    St Patrick's Day

  • The father had split an ash-tree on the hill behind his house, and had wedged the hole open with two chunks of oak.


  • May is a thrush singing "Sun up!" on a tip-top ash-tree


  • The songs of the Edda made a lasting impression on her, and she wrote that the lectures about them were 'the only ones that go too quickly... the translation of a description of a chieftain: "Helgi rose high above chieftains as the nobly-born ash-tree above the thorn-bush or as a young deer, dew-sprinkled, rises above all other deer, and his horns burn high to heaven itself."

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Chinese; the Japanese “Pheng” and “Kirni”; the “wise and ancient Bird” which sits upon the ash-tree yggdrasil, and the dragons, griffins, basilisks, etc. of the Middle Ages.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And you ash-tree a long brother of once called Pierpaolo, a memory is all I have of your vainglories as if at bottom ambition were to cast the last look from the last bridge.

    Amelia Rosselli

  • The squirrel called Ratatoskr runs up and down the ash-tree, carrying hateful words between the eagle and Nidhogg.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • He stopped, and struck the smooth trunk of a young ash-tree with the flat of his hand.

    The Woodlanders

  • He is an honest fellow, with no more brains than this ash-tree over us.

    Mary Anerley


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