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  • n. Plural form of birch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of birch.


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  • It was just past midday, but the light under the birches was a shadowed gold that made everything seem somehow hushed, almost enchanted.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The birches were a darker hue of the same colour; hickories bright as gold.

    Hills of the Shatemuc

  • In another series done in 1980 at the MacDowell Colony, she photographed her body fusing with a stand of birches, as though re-enacting the myth of Daphne, who was changed into a tree by her mother to escape the clutches of Apollo.

    When One Act Colors a Lifetime of Work

  • Theo stepped, he stepped again, and soon he was outside among the birches.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • The double doors leading to the courtyard were propped open, revealing a world of birches, flowers, wooden benches and a multi-spouting fountain.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • The pine trees and maples and birches rise up in the moonlight like ghosts of forgotten soldiers, urging Dick toward death.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • The black nodules of his sprinkler system clicked in the muggy air, and in one of the peeling river birches, a single nighthawk warbled.

    The Landscape of Pleasure

  • Slowly, I trailed my eyes around at the trees—oaks and birches, evergreens and maples.


  • I am a child smelling his father's underwear I am an Indian sleeping on a scalp and my pony is stamping in the birches, and I've just caught sight of the

    A real poem

  • FOLIAGE FACTS: The house is adjacent to a nature preserve; nearby trees include maples and birches.

    Homes Near Fall Foliage


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