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  • Great ilexes of huge girth stood dark and solemn in wide glades with here and there among them hoary ash-trees, and giant oaks just putting out their brown-green buds.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Clumps of oleanders and oleasters among ilexes, laurels, pines, yews, and cypresses, encircled by tall myrtle hedges, make the grounds in many parts more like a labyrinth than a garden.

    The South of France—East Half

  • Here a fine cascade, about eighty feet high, plunges over the volcanic rock into a deep gulley overshadowed by bushy ilexes.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • A few ilexes and stone-pines arched their evergreen foliage over the road; and the succulent milky stems of the wild fig-trees were covered with the small green fruit, while the downy leaves were just beginning to peep from their sheaths.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • The grounds are gay with starry anemones, and billowy acacias crested with odorous wreaths of yellow foam, dark and mysterious with tall ilexes, cypresses, and stone-pines, enlivened by graceful palms and tender deciduous trees, musical with falling and glancing waters, and haunted by the statues of Greek divinities that filled men's minds with immortal thoughts in the youth of the world -- dimly visible amid the recesses of the foliage.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • You see on the right side of the road a picturesque ridge of cliffs clothed with shaggy ilexes and underwood, overhanging at intervals the walls and buildings.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • Under the ilexes and noble stone-pines that show their dark-green foliage against the sky, the helmets and swords of cavalry glitter as they move to and fro.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • The tall pines and dark ilexes shadow them here and there; over them is the soft blue dome of the Italian sky.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • When we have examined these frescoes, we have done the fair of Grotta-Ferrata; and those of us who are wise and have brought with us a well-packed hamper stick in our hat one of the red artificial roses which everybody wears, take a charming drive to the Villa Conti, Muti, or Falconieri, and there, under the ilexes, forget the garlic, finish the day with a picnic, and return to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • Hundreds of strangers, too, are there to look on; and on the Cesarini Piazza and under the shadow of the long avenues of ilexes that lead to the tower are hundreds of handsome girls, with their snowy _tovaglie_ peaked over their heads.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

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