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  1. "But grim to see is the gallows-tree,
    With its alder-bitten root,
    And, green or dry, a man must die
    Before it bears its fruit!"
  2. "There came a wind like a bugle;
    It quivered through the grass,
    And a green chill upon the heat
    So ominous did pass
    We barred the windows and the doors
    As from an emerald ghost . . . "
  3. " . . . And such was he, and he looked to me
        like a man who lived in hell;
    With a face most hair, and the dreary stare
        of a dog whose day is done,
    As he watered the green stuff in his glass,
        and the drops fell one by one."
  4. "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously."
  5. "Aye, the wood is some green
    and some dry, the cherry thin of bark
    cut in July."
  6. "Green bench where in stormy paradise
    the white Irish girl sings to the guitar."
  7. "You remained for me a green Buick of sighs, o Gladstone!"

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