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osier

(ō`zhər): see willowwillow,
common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north temperate to arctic areas.
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withe, 1
1. A partition dividing two flues in the same chimney stack.
2. A flexible, slender twig or branch; an osier; esp. used to tie down thatching on roofs.
3. Each continuous vertical section of wall, one masonry unit in thickness.

osier


osier

1. any of various willow trees, esp Salix viminalis, whose flexible branches or twigs are used for making baskets, etc.
a twig or branch from such a tree
2. any of several North American dogwoods, esp the red osier

Osijek

3. a town in NE Croatia on the Drava River: under Turkish rule from 1526 to 1687. Pop.: 85 000 (2005 est.)
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Osier beds lined the flat low road in this vicinity.
Mr Osier added that Wright had been treated well during the time he was held in police custody.
Mr Osier said Wright was formally charged with the murders of Annette Nicholls, Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Paula Clennell and Anneli Alderton at around 10pm last night.
Finally, Chauvet mentions the abbe Labrie who, at the famous congress of the French Association for the Advancement of the Sciences at Montauban (1902), where the authenticity of cave art was finally accepted, displayed a curious bone object from the Magdalenian site of Fontarnaud (Gironde) which was almost identical to the `fendoir' (splitter), a tool used in wine-growing areas for dividing osiers (used for joining barrel circles) into three strands.
During the preparations for migration hundreds of swallows, house martins and sand martins, from Cave's sand pits in Stoney Road, gathered for the night settling in the osiers near the pool.
However, these words and photos "shock us into awareness" by revealing the stupendous elements of the commonplace and the familiar-the red osiers of springtime, summer's dewy cobweb napkins, winter-bent reeds.
Ltd, 3, The Osiers, Office Park, Braunstone, Leics.
She is survived by her two sons: Ronald Marcy and his wife Jean Marcy and Robert Marcy; her daughter, Maxine Marcy and her husband David Osier, all of Woodstock, CT; her sister, Eunice Lester, of Quincy, FL; three grandchildren: Melissa Desrosiers of Woodstock, CT, Jessica Gill of Braintree, MA, and Christina Gregorzek of Thompson, CT; two great grandchildren: Tarryn and Hayden; two step grandchildren: Heather French and Rebecca Gallo; one step great grandchild, Joseph Gallo III; many nieces and nephews.