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  • n  hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
  • n  any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
  • n  a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment
    my father never spared the birch
  • v  whip with a birch twig
  • s  consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree

  • Watching her classmates dutifully undertake their assignment by emoting oak, willow and birch, Zhang stood rooted to the groundbut in a distinctly untreelike fashion.
  • This may explain why there is so little visible security at Putin's dacha, Novo-Ogarevo, the grand Russian presidential retreat set inside a birch- and fir-forested compound west .
  • Awash with self-doubt, he heaves the birch chunks out to lighten the truck, then jacks, wedges, winches and ponders.
News & Articles

  • Witnesses say fight led to shooting in Saginaw's Birch Park
    Saginaw police and Mobile Medical Response responded to Birch Park on the city’s southeast side about 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, to investigate a shooting, according to witnesses.
    June 16, 2013 - The Saginaw News
  • State visited Birch school in 2012
    Education Commissioner Gist said the state recommended that changes be made at the Birch Vocational school a year before an investigation found it was operating a so-called "sheltered workshop".
    June 14, 2013 - WPRI Providence
  • Birch school settlement expected today
    A news conference is scheduled for this morning regarding the federal investigation into Birch Vocational School and sources tell Target 12 a settlement will be announced at that time.
    June 12, 2013 - WPRI Providence

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