weeping willow

Definitions

  • Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow
    Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weeping willow willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weeping willow (Bot) See under Almond Pussy, and Weeping.
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Usage

In literature:

This weeping-willow place is getting awful hard to bear!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
To see the Kaiser's epitaph Would make a weeping willow laugh.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The weeping willow bears no fruit of that size.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Lucilla steered towards the steps leading to a smooth shaven lawn, shaded by a weeping willow, well known to Honor.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You look like a weeping-willow contemplating a crime.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
From that one branch all the Weeping Willows in England are descended.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
The weeping willow has always made a strong appeal to me, but never one of simple grief or sorrow.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Weeping willows and funeral urns ornamented the cover of each mournful ballad.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
By both graves were weeping willows.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
Therese had dug a grave during the night at the foot of a weeping-willow.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

To-morrow, dear departed one!
I'll seek thy lonely grave,
Where the meek primrose opes its buds,
And weeping willows wave.
"To-morrow, dear departed one!" by Mary Anne Browne
Ah! who is he by Cynthia's gleam
Discern'd, the statue of distress:
Weeping beside the willow'd stream
That bathes the woodland wilderness?
"The Runaway" by Thomas Gent
And sacred shall the willow be,
That shades the spot where virtue sleeps;
And mournful memory weep to see
The hallow'd watch affection keeps.
"Rosa's Grave" by Thomas Gent
And when at last thou shalt die, my love,
A primrose I'll over thee bloom ;
And my soul shall dissolve in a dew-drop tear,
For a willow to weep o'er thy tomb.
"The Maniac" by Mary Anne Browne
It stands where northern willows weep,
A temple fair and lone;
Soft shadows o'er its marble sweep,
From cypress-branches thrown;
While silently around it spread,
Thou feel'st the presence of the dead.
"The Queen Of Prussia's Tomb" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Amid the beats of drum and fife, his pillow but a sod,
With folded hands and marble brow, his soul returns to God.
Some mother's boy is resting where the lonely willows weep,
And voices waft with waving trees, while angels watch him sleep.
"Some Mother's Boy" by Mary Alice Walton

In news:

The oak tree is for strength, endurance, and new growth, and weeping willows for, of course, mourning.
Or take in the sandstone cliffs, giant red gums and weeping willows on a luxury cruiser or historic paddlesteamer.
Mike Greenlar / The Post-Standard Leslie Koc of Bend, Oregon reads a book under a weeping willow tree, near the shore of Onondaga Lake at Onondaga Lake Park.
There was no loss of power or even a slight flicker of lights at my home and out my window I have a wind gage the neighbors huge weeping willow.
' Weeping Willow' by Erin McDermott Band.
Erin McDermott Band performs " Weeping Willow" on WDVX's Blue Plate Special.
' Weeping Willow ' by Erin McDermott Band.
Erin McDermott Band performs " Weeping Willow " on WDVX's Blue Plate Special.
'Weeping Willow' by Erin McDermott Band.
Erin McDermott Band performs "Weeping Willow" on WDVX's Blue Plate Special.
The Weeping Willows are showing their spring time colors.
50 year old weeping willow in backyard gone.
Down where the willows weep, in rural Virginia, three brothers made names for themselves as moonshiners.
Dulin, of Weeping Willow Lane, is listed in the state's database as a registered sex offender .
I Heard the Willow Weep.
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