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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
30-Mar-10 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Sally Gardens
Subject: RE: Origin: Sally Gardens
So I pulled up the library access to the OED:

n4. One of several eucalypts or acacias that resemble willows in habit or appearance; (see quot. 1965).

1884 A. NILSON Timber Trees New South Wales 22 A[cacia] falcata.Hickory; Sally;..Willow. 1889 J. H. MAIDEN Useful Native Plants Austral. 149 Acacia falcata,..'Hickory'. 'Lignum-Vitae'. 'Sally'. Ibid. 250 Eucalyptus stellulata,..'Sally' or 'Black Gum'. Ibid. 335 Acacia falcata... Called variously 'Hickory',..and 'Sally' or 'Sallee'. 1932 R. H. ANDERSON Trees New South Wales 58 Snow Gum or White Sally. Ibid., Black Sally..Also known as Sally or Muzzlewood. 1941 BAKER Dict. Austral. Slang. 62 Sally: an acacia. 1949 J. WRIGHT Woman to Man 17 In the olive darkness of the sally-trees Silently moved the air. 1957 Forest Trees Austral. (Austral. Forestry & Timber Bureau) 96/2 Swamp gum or broad leaved sally..occurs in cold and damp situations. Ibid. 144/1 White sallee is usually only 30-60 feet in height. 1965 Austral. Encycl. VII. 539/2 Sallee, or sally, a corruption of the English 'sallow' which is applicable to certain willow species..and commonly used for Australian eucalypts and wattles that are supposed to resemble them in habit or foliage. Black sallee and white sallee are the names standardized in the timber trade for the cold-loving Eucalyptus stellulata and E. pauciflora respectively. Acacia floribunda and A. prominens are among the eastern wattles which have been called sally.

Then I entered "salley" and was given the choice of "sallow" or "sally" so I selected "sallow" and it brought me to this:

Forms: . 1 sealh, (seal, salh, salch); . 4-5 salwe, (4 salew, salugh), 5-6 salgh(e, salow(e, (5 salwhe, 6 sallowe, sallo, 7 salloo), 4- sallow; . [1 sali-], 3 selihe, salyhe, 5-6 saly, 6 salye, 6, 9 salley, 7- sally. (See also E.D.D., and the forms placed under SAUGH.)

1. A plant of the genus Salix, a willow; chiefly, in narrower sense, as distinguished from 'osier' and 'willow', applied to several species of Salix of a low-growing or shrubby habit: see quot. 1866. Also, one of the shoots of a willow.

αa700 Epinal Gloss. 892 Salix, salch. a800 Erfurt Gloss. 1767 Salix, salh. c1000 Sax. Leechd. II. 18 Wi heafod ece enim sealh & ele.

β1377-8 Durham Acc. Rolls (Surtees) 131 In posicione de Sallowys juxta ripam de Wer, xxd. c1386 CHAUCER Wife's Prol. 655 Who so that buyldeth his hous al of salwes..Is worthy to been hanged on the galwes! 1388 WYCLIF Lev. xxiii. 40 And e schulen take to ou..salewis [1382 withies] of the rennynge streem. c1450 LYDG. & BURGH Secrees 2014 Afftir, ovir a ryveer rennyng, To be set Arrayed to thyn estat, With salwys, wyllwys Envyronnd preperat. 1555 EDEN Decades 38 Elmes, wyllowes, and salowes. 1583 L. M[ASCALL] tr. Bk. Dyeing 76 Take cole of a willo or sallo. 1697 DRYDEN Virg. Georg. II. 573 Sallows and Reeds, on Banks of Rivers born. 1725 T. THOMAS in Portland Pap. (Hist. MSS. Comm.) VI. 131 There is a small shrub growing over the greatest part of it ['the Carr', near Carlisle] which they call soft sallows. 1782 J. SCOTT Poet. Wks. 96 And lofty sallows their sweet bloom display. 1818 SHELLEY Pr. Wks. (1880) III. 18 We sit with Plato by old Ilissus..among the sweet scent of flowering sallow. 1859 TENNYSON Merlin & V. 223 A robe..In colour like the satin-shining palm On sallows in the windy gleams of March. 1866 Treas. Bot., Sallow, a name for Salix cinerea, S. Caprea, and the allied species, which are not flexible like the osier, but furnish the best charcoal for gunpowder. 1907 Gentl. Mag. July 38 The yellow sallows, locally sallys, which the cottage children call palms, flame in gold.

γc1000 Ags. Ps. (Th.) xxxvi. 2 On sali[um] we sarie, swie elome, ure organan up-ahengan. a1300 E.E. Psalter cxxxvi. 2 In selihes [v.r. salyhes, wilthes] in mide ofe ite Our organes henge we yhite. 1483 Cath. Angl. 317/1 Salghe for Saly A.), salix. 1664 EVELYN Sylva xix. 39 Of the Withy, Sally, Ozier, and Willow. Ibid. 40 We have three sorts of Sallys amongst us: The vulgar..and the hopping Sallys..: And a third kind..having the twigs reddish. 1694 W. WESTMACOTT Script. Herb. 222 Sallies grow the faster, if planted within the reach of the Water. 1750 W. ELLIS Mod. Husbandm. IV. II. 41 (E.D.S.). 1882 W. Worc. Gloss., Sallies, willow-boughs.

    2. The wood of the sallow tree.

βc1400 Lanfranc's Cirurg. 118 If e heed be smyte wi a lit drie staf as of salow. 1646 SIR T. BROWNE Pseud. Ep. II. v. 88 made of Sallow, Willow, Alder, Hasell, and the like. 1658 Hydriot. iii. 44 Sallow..makes more Ashes then Oake. 1843 HOLTZAPFFEL Turning, etc. I. 104 Sallow (Salix caprea), is white, with a pale-red cast, like red deal, but without the veins. 1882 AthenŠum 26 Aug. 271/2 A Sussex a flat basket..of flakes of sallow braced with ash.

γ1546 Yorks. Chantry Surv. (Surtees) I. 113 Ther is a wood..conteynyng..xx acres of okes, asshes, salyes and other woodes. 1582 in W. H. Turner Select. Rec. Oxford (1880) 424 Spoylinge of hasells, salleys, and other woods readie for sale. 1640 BP. REYNOLDS Passions xxxvii. 453 They doe not take Sally, or Willow, or Birch, and such other Materialls. 1810 W. H. MARSHALL Rev. Board Agric., W. Departm. 275 The softer woods, such as ash, sallies, alder, are regularly cut from twelve to fourteen years' growth. 1835 J. WILSON Biog. Blind 212 The old harp..the front of which is white sally, the back of fir.
    3. a. A collectors' name for certain moths the larvŠ of which feed on the sallow or willow; esp. a moth of the genus Xanthia.

1829 J. F. STEPHENS Syst. Catal. Brit. Ins. II. 98. 1832 J. RENNIE Conspect. Butterfl. & M. 85. 1880 O. S. WILSON LarvŠ Brit. Lepidopt. 270.
    b. ? = sally-fly (see 4b).

1902 Webster's Dict., Suppl., Sally, a stone fly.
    4. a. attrib. as sallow (or sally) bush, charcoal, land, pole, stake, switch, tree, twig, willow, wood.

1883 Eng. Illustr. Mag. Nov. 69/2 A few low *sallow bushes.
1615 MARKHAM Eng. Housew. 81 Take of *Sallow Charcole vj. ounces.
1907 Gentl. Mag. July 38 Down by the river we have the Sallens, or *Sally lands.
1898 B'ham Daily Post 26 Mar. (E.D.D.), 'White and black *Sally poles' for sale.
c1440 Pallad. on Husb. XII. 139 And put a *saly stake in hit.
1802 H. MARTIN Helen of Glenross I. 55 A *sally switch.
1502 ARNOLDE Chron. (1811) 188 Take..half soo myche of coles of *salow or of wylow tree. 1850 K. H. DIGBY Compitum III. 206 A brook that winds through bending sally trees.
c1440 Pallad. on Husb. IV. 18 And softe a *saly twigge aboute hym plie.
1776-96 WITHERING Brit. Plants (ed. 3) II. 54 *Sallow Willow. Salix caprea... This is perhaps the most common of all our willows.
c1790 J. IMISON Sch. Art II. 17 Charcoal is to be chosen of *sallow wood.

    b. Special comb.: sally-fly, some kind of stone fly; sallow kitten, a moth (see quot.); sallow moth, a moth of the genus Xanthia (Cassell's Dict.); sally picker Anglo-Irish, a name for the Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler; sallow thorn, a plant of the genus Hippophae; sallow (wattle), one of several Australian acacias that resemble willows in habit or foliage. sallow withe, withy [= G. salweide] = sense 1.

1787 BEST Angling (ed. 2) 114 The Yellow *Sally Fly. Comes on about the twentieth of May... It is a four winged fly; as it swims down the water its wings lie flat on its back.
1880 O. S. WILSON LarvŠ Brit. Lepidopt. 189 Dicranura furcula, Linn. The *Sallow Kitten.
1885 SWAINSON Provinc. Names Birds 25, 26, 28 *Sally picker (Ireland).
1847 W. E. STEELE Field Bot. 157 Hippophae. L. *Sallow~thorn.
1884 A. NILSON Timber Trees New South Wales 21 A[cadia] dealbata.Silver Wattle; Sallow. 1965 Austral. Encycl. VII. 539/2 A[cacia] longifolia, A. mucronata and several related species with long flower-spikes are known as sallow wattles in Victoria.
1657 THORNLEY tr. Longus' Daphnis & Chloe 68 The Goats gnaw'd the green *Sallow With in pieces.
1893 Wiltsh. Gloss., *Sally-withy, a willow.

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