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  • noun Plural form of wood.
  • noun uncountable A dense collection of trees covering a relatively small area; smaller than a forest.
  • noun Military For chemical behavior purposes, trees in full leaf (coniferous or medium-dense deciduous forests).
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wood.


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  • Whose woods these are I think I know.

    His house is in the village though;

    He will not see me stopping here

    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    My little horse must think it queer

    To stop without a farmhouse near

    Between the woods and frozen lake

    The darkest evening of the year.

    He gives his harness bells a shake

    To ask if there is some mistake.

    The only other sound's the sweep

    Of easy wind and downy flake.

    - Robert Frost, 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening', 1923.

    October 17, 2008