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  • n. Plural form of beech.


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  • The beeches are our playrooms, the elms our outlook towers;

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 7, 1917

  • The beeches are the _Fagus Betuloides_ and _Fagus Antarchia_.

    The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure

  • The great trees, such as beeches, elms, oaks and cedars, could coil and curve their branches without the thought of being cut down for a sidewalk, or trimmed until they were frivolous nothings.

    Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation

  • Tall trees lined the streets, old oaks and graceful beeches, their leaves rustling in the breeze.

    Brush of Darkness

  • “The reds from maples, oranges from sugar maples, yellows from birches, purple from beeches, all mixed in with the dark green of conifers like pine and hemlock.

    Beautiful Fall Foliage Drives

  • Mature oaks and elms and beeches towered among winding paths and trim green lawns.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Glass walls flank an informal dining nook off the kitchen that looks out onto an ipe wood deck and a garden dotted with Japanese maples and columnar beeches.

    Two Duplexes Merged Into One

  • The chief goal of our journey had been the riverside walk near the village of Mells, in modern times a haven for artists and scholars, but we went further on, north-west, in the direction of the old coalfields around Radstock, and came upon a majestic avenue of leafless beeches, ranks of tall columns like Shakespeare's "bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang".

    Country diary: Mendip, Somerset

  • For my part, I'll be in Wytham, on the edge of Oxford, among the native beeches and hornbeams.

    Why woodlands are wonderful

  • The wind tore the first of autumn's yellowing leaves from the tops of the beeches, but down among their trunks the air was as still as in a cathedral.

    Country diary: Allen Banks, Northumberland


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