The Enchanted Island of yew by L. Frank Baum The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox Jr.
The needles of the yew tree can kill you, but the bark is important for many modern drugs.
The summer-house of yew trees sheltered him when he smoked in the garden, and in this garden he planted Tobacco.
He moved a little from the yew tree, and whispered: "Megan!"
Mingled with yew, which is the emblem of the Resurrection, it forms an appropriate decoration for Easter.
It's bounded by a yew hedge, beyond which there is a path shaded by mulberry-trees.
yew is an evergreen tree with a leaf looking a great deal like that of redwood, hemlock, or fir at a distance.
"Why, Miss Nell, it be yew sure enough," she said pleasantly.
By the way, you appear to like the shade of the yew trees outside.
You would do right; the yew is indeed a venerable tree, but it is not about the yew.
Old English iw, eow "yew," from Proto-Germanic *iwa-/*iwo- (cf. Middle Dutch iwe, Dutch ijf, Old High German iwa, German Eibe, Old Norse yr), from PIE *ei-wo- (cf. Old Irish eo, Welsh ywen "yew"), perhaps a suffixed form of *ei- "reddish, motley, yellow." OED says French if, Spanish iva, Medieval Latin ivus are from Germanic (and says Dutch ijf is from French); others posit a Gaulish ivos as the source of these. Lithuanian jeva likewise is said to be from Germanic. The tree symbolizes both death and immortality, being poisonous as well as long-lived.