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  • A few antique chairs and tables, a mahogany highboy in excellent condition and an antique corner-cupboard of wild-cherry wood occupied prominent places among the collection.

    Patchwork A Story of 'The Plain People'

  • Beside the cottonwoods and the willows there was an occasional wild-cherry tree; in the shrubs were the service-berry, and the squaw-berry, with sticky, acid-tasting fruit.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • The air was chill and faintly scented by the bursting wild-cherry blossoms that grew in great profusion along the stream.

    Buffalo Roost

  • The same bright yet tender tint reddened the crab-apple and the wild-cherry; the tomtits and the robins chirped as before, among the bushes, and, as in the previous year, one heard the sound of the beechnuts and acorns dropping on the rocky paths.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • I pass on through the old Barkpeeling, now threading an old cow-path or an overgrown wood-road; now clambering over soft and decayed logs, or forcing my way through a network of briers and hazel; now entering a perfect bower of wild-cherry, beech, and soft-maple; now emerging into a little grassy lane, golden with buttercups or white with daisies, or wading waist-deep in the red raspberry-bushes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • My appetite's quit on me -- two pints of whiskey an 'wild-cherry bark a day, suh, don't seem to help it at all, suh.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • _Crostata di visciola_, or wild-cherry pie, served on an iron plate the size of a Roman warrior's shield; the dish evidently having been one formerly.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 6, June, 1862 Devoted To Literature and National Policy

  • Then you must imagine an old wild-cherry tree, and lots of young oaks and elders, etc., all round.

    Letters to Helen Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front

  • He'd found an empty bottle somewhere in the woods, and he had made a wild-cherry decoction that he declared was cherry brandy, keeping it in the sun to ferment.

    Tish

  • They chatter in swarms over the wild-cherry trees, and overload their crops with red haws, wild plums, papaws, blackberries and mandrake.

    The Song of the Cardinal

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