Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree (Pyrus Malus) bearing apples. Its wood is hard, durable, and fine-grained, and much used in turnery. Apple-trees are propagated by seeds, layers, grafting, and budding.
“But my father once told me the story of an apple-tree that was so laden with apples that its branches could not sing in the wind.”
“‘My fruits are my best advertisement,’ answered the apple-tree.”
“There was an apple-tree beside the house, and some apples had fallen to the ground.”
“The apple-dryads drew back a little, regarding Kellen and Shalkan gravely out of dark eyes the color of apple-tree bark.”
“May 28, 1793 – My weeding-woman swept up on the grass-plot a bushel-basket of blossoms from the white apple-tree: & yet that tree seems still covered with bloom.”
“He still had the branch of apple-tree in his hand.”
“In one of his preceding lounges he had noticed there an old garden haunted by an old man and an old woman, and in that garden, a passable apple-tree.”
“Gavroche directed his steps towards this garden; he found the lane, he recognized the apple-tree, he verified the fruit-house, he examined the hedge; a hedge means merely one stride.”
“Beside the apple-tree stood a sort of fruit-house, which was not securely fastened, and where one might contrive to get an apple.”
“I call to witness the myrtle, the symbol of love, the laurel, the symbol of air, the olive, that ninny, the symbol of peace, the apple-tree which came nearest rangling Adam with its pips, and the fig-tree, the grandfather of petticoats.”
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