from The Century Dictionary.
- Made of yew.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Made of yew.
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- adjective archaic Made from the
woodof the yewtree.
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The kitchen floor, as usual, had an unsecured look, but was clean swept, and on shelves stood rows of earthen and copper cooking-vessels and the yewen wood, brass-bound water-jars before mentioned.
This is a pail-shaped receptacle of yewen wood, bound with brass bands, both inner and outer parts being kept exquisitely clean.
The turning and encasing of yewen wood, brass-bound water-jars is a flourishing manufacture at Osse.
Shakespeare; ‘_yewen_’, or, according to earlier spelling, “_ewghen_ bow”, in Spenser; “_cedarn_ alley”, and “_azurn_ sheen” are both in
"Ay, lad," said Denys triumphantly, "it gains ground every day, in spite of their laws and their proclamations to keep up the yewen bow, because forsooth their grandsires shot with it, knowing no better.