Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub, Dodonæa triquetra, of the natural order Sapindaceæ, a native of Australia, where the capsules are used as a substitute for hops.
“Minutes later, when they had stopped his horse, and cut him down from the stirrups, and carried him into the shade of a hop-bush off the track, and when Stingaree dared to open his eyes, he was nearer closing them perforce, and the scene swam before him with superfluous realism.”
“The shadow of the hop-bush was spreading like spilt ink, and for the moment Stingaree thought he had it to himself.”
“The fiery wilderness still lay breathless in the great heat, but the lengthening shadow of the hop-bush was now a thing to be thankful for, and in it the broken captive fell into a fine semblance of natural slumber.”
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