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Aspen

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The aspen leaf is said to tremble, from shame and horror, because our Lord’s cross was made of this wood. The fact is this: the leaf is broad, and placed on a long leaf-stalk so flexible as scarcely to be able to support it in an upright position. The upper part of the stalk, on which the play mainly depends, is flattened; and, being at right angles with the leaf, is peculiarly liable to be acted on by the least breath of air.

Aspen leaf. Metaphorically, a chattering tongue, never quiet.

“Those aspen leaves of theirs never leave wagging.”—Sir T. More.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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