Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lind, linden.
“The wall above which he saw the linden-tree and the ivy evidently abutted on a garden where he could, at least, hide himself, although there were as yet no leaves on the trees, and spend the remainder of the night.”
“A linden-tree showed its crest above the niche, and the wall was covered with ivy on the side of the Rue Polonceau.”
“Jean Valjean allowed himself to slide down the roof, still holding fast to Cosette, reached the linden-tree, and leaped to the ground.”
“As he had guessed, there stood a building whose roof started from the top of the wooden barricade and descended to within a very short distance of the ground, with a gentle slope which grazed the linden-tree.”
“But when we were without the house, I bade our fellows go with me to another place than the wonted apple-tree of rede, and they understood my word, and I led them to a little grassy plain without the orchard, where was no covert for a wide space about it, nought but the one linden-tree under which now we sat.”
“Aphrodite gave them the gift of divination, and they divine accordingly with the bark of the linden-tree.”
“It was a high-ceilinged room, lit by a french window opening on to a flight of three steps, beyond which one discovered with some surprise a well-kept lawn and a huge linden-tree standing in a world of stone.”
“The study was still full of sunshine, the door open on to the garden, the linden-tree noisy with birds.”
“Maigret mopped his forehead and looked at the linden-tree outside the French window, as if he needed to resume contact with a more humdrum reality.”
“Maigret puffed at his pipe, shot an occasional glance at the garden, at the leaves of the linden-tree, and passed the letters one by one to Janvier, studying his reactions.”
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