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  • n. Plural form of wood.
  • n. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively small area; smaller than a forest.
  • n. For chemical behavior purposes, trees in full leaf (coniferous or medium-dense deciduous forests).
  • v. 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