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  • More than twenty years of holiday, tree recycling have taught south Louisiana residents about the coast's shrinkage and, experts say, spurred a recent effort to plant cypress-tree seedlings near waterways to protect soil.

    Susan Buchanan: Louisiana's Holiday Tree Recycling Outlives State Budget Cut

  • Lavretsky in a sing-song voice that the meal was ready, and took his stand behind his chair, with a napkin twisted round his right fights, and diffusing about him a peculiar strong ancient odour, like the scent of a cypress-tree.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • The cypress-tree grew very thick and strong on the opposite side of the lake, casting a dark shade over its transparent waters, which, though certainly originating in the river, had not received any supply for apparently a considerable time.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • What was more worth noticing was that here there was a cypress-tree, covered with votive offerings, like the great ahuchuete in the valley above Chalma; so that it is likely that the place was sacred long before chapels and stations were built upon it.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • A cypress-tree likewise, in a field belonging to the family, was torn up by the roots, and laid flat upon the ground, when there was no violent wind; but next day it rose again fresher and stronger than before.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 10: Vespasian

  • The little spring where they had left us welled up, cold and clear, at the foot of a tall cypress-tree, and trickled thence in a tiny stream, a mere thread of crystal, that tangled itself in the low bush and wound its way helplessly through the level wooded country, as though seeking for some gentle slope that would lead it to the sea.

    Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine

  • Hewn from the cypress-tree, and carefully fitted together.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • He raised the rifle, which the other man now observed for the first time, and with it pointed to where, beyond the cypress-tree, the negro huddled, breathing stertorously, beside the dead body of the dog.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

  • Glad was I when the shadow of the great cypress-tree yonder came through the open window and lay upon the marble floor; even such as that was company to my cursed soul. '

    Saronia A Romance of Ancient Ephesus

  • Silvanus is represented as a hale old man, carrying a cypress-tree, for, according to Roman mythology, the transformation of the youth Cyparissus into the tree which bears his name was attributed to him.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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