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hemlock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Drugs, medicines
hemlockhem‧lock /ˈhemlɒk $ -lɑːk/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPMDa very poisonous plant, or the poison that is made from it
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hemlockOverhead, we lose count of eagles in singles and pairs, swooping along the tops of cedars, hemlock and spruce.His legs were impaled with a thousand needles of pine and hemlock; hemlock cones and crabapple were strapped to his waist.Rosemary Verey, creator of Barnsley House in the Cotswolds outlined how to turn his looming hemlocks into topiary.No, no, they are not willing to drain that cup of hemlock.Though my house was hidden behind a ridge of hemlock, I could see where Mill Creek twists through the yard.Oil a recent visit, I checked the undersides of the branches of five-hundred-year-old hemlock trees hanging across a creek.A few white pines and some hemlocks grow along the top and the sides of this esker.
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