witch elm


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witch elm

n.
Variant of wych elm.

[Alteration of wych elm.]
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Noun1.witch elm - Eurasian elm often planted as a shade treewitch elm - Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
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"Too long for a detective novel," thinks the genre fan, hefting The Witch Elm. But it's Tana French, so expectations are high.
French rips open the chasm between Toby's before and after, viscerally describing his fear as "dark, misshapen, taloned, hanging somewhere above and behind me waiting for its next moment to drop onto my back and dig in deep." Add to Toby's troubles his worried girlfriend and sensitive, conniving cousins, and it becomes apparent that The Witch Elm is about more than the crime behind the skull; it is about what happens when a great upheaval cracks open life's shell and reveals one's true potential.
Graffiti painted on the base of the obelisk "Who put Bella in the Witch Elm" refers to the infamous mystery of a woman's body being discovered in a Wych tree in 1943.