The maple trees in Westminster Abbey represent modesty and the hornbeam trees represent resilience.
A yoke of hornbeam, shaped like a bow, to which the horses were harnessed, was fastened to the other extremity of the pole.
The beech might be used instead of the hornbeam on suitable soil.
The hornbeam was much less common than the ash and was saved with particular care.
It was full of long, straight walks, between hedges of yew and hornbeam, which rose tall and close on every side.
Bowls and dishes of hornbeam lasted forever, and would never leak nor crack.
The European hornbeam was a favorite tree for making the "pleached alleys," of which old-world garden-lovers were proud.
On account of its great toughness the wood of the hornbeam is employed in engineering work for cogs in machinery.
By these hornbeam trees a little streamlet flows out from the copse and under the road by a culvert.
Hard′-bake, a sweetmeat made of boiled sugar and almonds; Hard′beam, the hornbeam.