Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The evergreen oak, Quercus Ilex. Also called holly-oak.

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Examples

  • 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.

    A House in Fez

  • 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.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • 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.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • 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.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Poles of laurel or elm are most free from worms, and a share-beam of oak and a plough-tree of holm-oak.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • 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.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing

  • As in the woods in winter cold the mistletoe—a plant not native to its tree—is 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.

    Chapter 68. The Golden Bough

  • ” Here Virgil definitely describes the Golden Bough as growing on a holm-oak, and compares it with the mistletoe.

    Chapter 68. The Golden Bough

  • Here Virgil definitely describes the Golden Bough as growing on a holm-oak, and compares it with the mistletoe.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • 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.

    Figures of Earth

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