Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cocoa.
“High up in the cocoanut-tree Piang built his couch.”
“We are minus a chimney on this insinuator, but we are bettin 'on you and the reindeers just the same, to slip one over on us and come shinnin' down a cocoanut-tree with your pack.”
“He came; he spake his strange jargon of the asphalt and the cafés; he sat under the cocoanut-tree, and vanished.”
“On the sandy beach, with his back against a cocoanut-tree and the stubs of many cigars lying around him, Smith sat waiting, never relaxing his sharp gaze in the direction of the steamer.”
“Yet all these people remained curious as to what might be beyond the distance, and a hundred years ago were fitting out exploring expeditions to search for Utupu, a Utopia from which the god Tao introduced the cocoanut-tree.”
“There was a little canoe under a noble cocoanut-tree on the shell-strewn and crab-haunted coral beach, the roots of the palm partly covered by the salt water, and partly by a tangle of lilac marine convolvulus.”
“You could not whisper anything to a cocoanut-tree but that the entire island would know it to-morrow.”
“Here an iron pipe in the mountain-side tapped subterranean waters, and a hollowed cocoanut-tree gave them exit upon the sand where salt waves flowed up to meet them.”
“Upon her neck, rounded as a young cocoanut-tree, was a necklace of pearls that an empress might have envied her, had they been real and not the synthetic gift of some trader.”
“In Hana-teio a man in a cocoanut-tree gathering nuts was ordered to come down by Great Night Moth who was passing on a boar hunt.”
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