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  • n. Plural form of elm.


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  • Phipps said the disappearance of chestnuts and elms from the American landscape was sudden and devastating, both ecologically and for people used to seeing them in the woods.


  • The light green of the elms was as yet undimmed by the dust of summer, and the air was like the elixir of life.

    Our Little Canadian Cousin

  • But the elms are a glory of dull gold; every twig is fringed with blossoms.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa

  • There have been very few prouder or happier moments in his life than that in which he first felt that the old house under the elms was his.

    Great Fortunes and How They Were Made

  • It was called the elms, a long avenue of elms leading to the little house and skirting the broad green meadows.

    Dora Thorne

  • We were lying on the grassy bank of the Isis, enjoying a quiet afternoon picnic under the high elms.

    Exit the Actress

  • Mountain and Stone will thus be largely screened from Independence Avenue, along which new elms have been planted as well.

    In Search of Dr. King

  • A place in Maine had beautiful elms whose roots swelled up near the surface and made mowing the lawn difficult.

    Bird Cloud

  • While it is sad to hear of Eastern elms going down, at least no one, apparently, was injured or killed.

    Violent night (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • But once we entered the prefabricated model home that smelled like sawdust and fresh paint in some suburb so new that there were only the thinnest of trees lining the street—unlike the abundant elms and sprawling oaks on our block—my heart sank.

    History of a Suicide


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