Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mountain-laurel, Kalmia latifolia.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In both hands he took a cup of ivy-wood, and drank the unmixed wine of the dark grape-mother, until he was encompassed and heated with the flame of wine.

    Alcestis

  • We, as we trod the infinite fruit of Iacchus, mingled and wound in the rhythm of the revel, and now the fathomless flood flowed down, and like boats our cups of ivy-wood swam on the sweet surges; dipping wherewith, we drank just as it lay at our hand, nor missed the warm water-nymphs overmuch.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • The swineherd then mixed wine in a bowl of ivy-wood, and taking a seat opposite

    The Odyssey

  • He mixed wine also in bowls of ivy-wood, and took his seat facing

    The Odyssey

  • A deep bowl of ivy-wood, too, I will give thee, rubbed with sweet bees'-wax, a twy-eared bowl newly wrought, smacking still of the knife of the graver.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • Finding that I would not taste the alcoholic liquor, which the natives always mixed with a large proportion of water, Doto rose, went out, and returned with a great bowl of ivy-wood, curiously carved, and full of milk.

    In the Wrong Paradise

  • The swineherd then mixed wine in a bowl of ivy-wood, and taking a seat opposite Ulysses told him to begin.

    The Odyssey

  • So I went up to him with an ivy-wood bowl of black wine in my hands:

    The Odyssey

  • He mixed wine also in bowls of ivy-wood, and took his seat facing Ulysses.

    The Odyssey

  • He also mixed wine in a bowl of ivy-wood, and sat down opposite his guest, and bade him eat, saying: "Eat now such food as I can give thee; as for the fat hogs, them the suitors devour.

    The Story of the Odyssey

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