Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The vine that bears grapes. See vine, Vitis.
  • Suited for grape-vines: an epithet applied to the poorer soil of Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • n. In wrestling, a lock in which the arm or leg is twined around that of the opponent.

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Examples

  • Concluding from this that a battle was in progress, I now felt confident that the women along the street had received intelligence from the battle, field by the "grape-vine telegraph," and were in raptures over some good news, while I as yet was utterly ignorant of the actual situation.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • On our second day, which was Sunday, the tourist grape-vine suggested that the town plaza was "happening" that evening.

    Walking the walk, talking the talk - San Patricio/Melaque revisited

  • I knew from previous posts on various sites and through the grape-vine that this kid was an amazing martial artist, but it's something else to see it yourself.

    The Last Airbender Teaser Trailer | /Film

  • I heard, through the grape-vine, that brings harrowing news, that he was discovered naked in bed, his heart given out.

    Alex Geana: Pill-Popping Culture

  • It suggested that the Mexicans had a 'grape-vine' that the extrajernos were not connected to.

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  • I think it reached 80 degrees, incongruous when looking at the trees colored and shedding their leaves, my hostas and grape-vine covered fence turning yellow.

    Sunday Miscellany!

  • Go round the grape-vine sun289 which for mansion hath a jar; Whose

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To believe this mortal, fallible grape-vine as if it were the voice of God is in effect to worship each link as if it were God Himself.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Beyond that I can't say, but if such things happened I'm sure the town's grape-vine would be full of the stories.

    The Old, Cold High Road

  • Kevin and I are both plugged into the animation grape-vine, but neither of us think it's useful to blather away about all manner of gossip on the World Wide Web.

    Archive 2006-06-01

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