YELLOWS. See Jaundice, j leaves of the yew-tree, on an empty YEW (Tuxusbaccata). The com- stomach, it will destroy him in a mon yew is an evergreen tree, a few hours, and but a very slight apnative of Britain, France, Switzer- pearance of inflammation will the land, &c. and'of North America. I stomach exhibit, in spots of the size The wood is reddish, full of veins 1 of the little finger nail. But if to and flexible, very hard and smooth, this quantity of the acrid vegetable and almost incorruptible. Its hard-1 you add eight ounces of oats, and ness renders it very proper for tur- mix them together, he will eat the ners and cabinet-makers; and also whole, will digest them well, and for bows. It produces berries, which will not even be incommoded; so are red, mucilaginous, and have a that in the former case it must have sweet, mawkish taste. They are been destroyed by the influence of often eaten by birds, and are there- the undigested matter on the brain, fore not poisonous; but it is a com- acting on the nerves of the stomach mon opinion that the leaves are so before the other symptoms attending to cattle, and many facts are men- the suppressed act could have had tioned of horses and cows having time to display themselves." The died from eating them. Others, how- Taxus Canadensis is another species ever, deny this. Mr. Bracy Clark of the yew, found in North Ameobserves, in a communication to that rica. It is a low prostrate shrub, truly valuable periodical The Vete- commonly called ground hemlock, rinarian (vol. v. p. 670), "If you and is not easily distinguished from give to a horse four ounces of the that tree.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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