Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The evergreen oak, Quercus Ilex. Also called holly-oak.
“Winding our way up the mountain roads, we caught the occasional glimpse of a Barbary ape going about its business among the cedar and holm-oak forests.”
“And just then she saw me looking, and hid behind a holm-oak tree; but I could still see the gleam of one shoulder and her long narrow eyes pursuing me.”
“He would not rest on the ground so near the evil road, and after some debate they all climbed up into the crotch of a large holm-oak, whose thick branches springing together from the trunk made a good hiding-place and a fairly comfortable refuge.”
“Hew also many bent timbers, and bring home a plough-tree when you have found it, and look out on the mountain or in the field for one of holm-oak; for this is the strongest for oxen to plough with when one of Athena's handmen has fixed in the share-beam and fastened it to the pole with dowels.”
“Poles of laurel or elm are most free from worms, and a share-beam of oak and a plough-tree of holm-oak.”
“The holm-oak grows to a surprising bulk and height in this country; I have seen of them a foot and a half diameter, and about 30 feet from the ground to the lowest branches.”
“As in the woods in winter cold the mistletoea plant not native to its treeis green with fresh leaves and twines its yellow berries about the boles; such seemed upon the shady holm-oak the leafy gold, so rustled in the gentle breeze the golden leaf.”
“ Here Virgil definitely describes the Golden Bough as growing on a holm-oak, and compares it with the mistletoe.”
“Here Virgil definitely describes the Golden Bough as growing on a holm-oak, and compares it with the mistletoe.”
“In the morning, after doing the head's extraordinary bidding, Manuel went to feed his horse, and found tethered to the holm-oak the steed's skeleton picked clean.”
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