Kate was visiting the willows Primary School, which is, against all the odds, one of the city's most successful primaries.
In some places the willows were killed by having been buried in the blown sand.
All the willows along the banks were stripped of their leaves.
All human things are much alike when they love—the brown girls in the willows also.
A robin twittered in the willows; a leaf fell on her bare ankle.
Stella found them everywhere, in lonely copses, in high-shouldered lanes, or growing like pale sunshine underneath the willows.
At the bottom of the field was a little pond overhung with willows.
A society brings in willows and a hundred-willow sweathouse is built.
She hid them in the willows, and went into the house to stir the contents of the tin cup.
The willows grew quickly, and already made a beautiful place for playing hide and seek.
Old English welig, from Proto-Germanic *walg- (cf. Old Saxon wilgia, Middle Dutch wilghe, Dutch wilg), probably from PIE *wel- "to turn, roll," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects. The change in form to -ow (14c.) paralleled that of bellow and fellow. The more typical Germanic word for the tree is represented by withy.