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  • n. Plural form of poplar.


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  • Bordered on each side by a row of thin poplars, and by interminable fields of Indian corn, it goes on for miles and miles, diminishing to a point in the far distance, like the well-known diagram of an avenue in perspective.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • An old English writer calls the poplars 'hospitable trees, for anything thrives under their shade.'

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • So many people shared in this feeling that the poplars were all cut down and elms planted in their stead.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • The brave intention of frequency, so great with him from the moment of his finding himself unjustly suspected at Woollett, had remained rather theoretic, and one of the things he could muse about under his poplars was the source of the special shyness that had still made him careful.

    The Ambassadors

  • Peppered moths were pale grey moths with a sprinkling of dark speckles, which made them near invisible when resting on lichen-covered trees, or trees with pale bark such as poplars or birches.

    Ann Coulter: Clueless - The Panda's Thumb

  • Years and years before Brownie's time his forefathers had come there, and finding that there were many trees in the neighborhood with the sort of bark they liked to eat -- such as poplars, willows and box elders -- they had decided that it was a good place to live.

    The Tale of Brownie Beaver

  • _soft_-wooded sorts, such as poplars, willows, alders, &c. The distance of a drain from a tree ought always to be equal to the height of the latter.

    Farm drainage The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with Stones, Wood, Plows, and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles

  • "Next to steeples," continued Jack, "come tall trees, such as poplars and pines.

    Willis the Pilot

  • Mr. Graves also took up painting a few years ago, and the walls of his studio are crowded with self-portraits and landscapes, many of which depict rows of poplars much like those that line the driveway to his house.

    Michael Graves

  • In central Georgia, sweet gum and poplars grow like weeds, and, it turns out, these trees make perfect chopsticks.

    Chopsticks Carry 'Made in America' Label


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