Sentence Examples


  • The osiers grown in the vicinity of St Quentin supply an active basket-making industry.
  • The ground about the hut was made solid and protected from corrosion by a palisade of wattled osiers, thus creating the earliest form of the fondamenta, or quay, which runs along the side of so many Venetian canals and is so prominent a feature in the construction of the city.
  • Viminalis is one of the best of the green osiers, suitable for hoops and valuable for retaining the soil on sloping embankments.
  • Some harder varieties, known as stone osiers and raised on drier upland soils, are peeled and used for fine work.
  • It is commonly supposed that osiers or willows will prove remunerative and flourish with little attention on any poor, wet, marshy soil.