Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hobble-bush or American wayfaring-tree, Viburnum alnifolium.

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Examples

  • Now Quintana, keeping a tree in line, brushed with his little back a leafy moose-bush that stood swaying as he avoided it.

    The Flaming Jewel

  • Now Quintana, keeping a tree in line, brushed with his lithe back a leafless moose-bush that stood swaying as he avoided it.

    The Flaming Jewel

  • An unseen limb struck him cruelly across the face, and a moose-bush tripped him flat.

    The Flaming Jewel

  • The shades of green and brown are infinite; the dull red of the hemlock bark glows in the sun, the russet of the changing moose-bush becomes brilliant; there are silvery openings here and there; and everywhere the columns rise up to the canopy of tender green which supports the intense blue sky and holds up a part of it from falling through in fragments to the floor of the forest.

    In the Wilderness

  • The forest was of hard-wood, and open, except for a thick undergrowth of moose-bush.

    In the Wilderness

  • This moose-bush is most annoying stuff to travel through in a rain; for the broad leaves slap one in the face, and sop him with wet.

    In the Wilderness

  • In an hour the moss was white; crimson sprays of moose-bush bent, weighted with snow and scarlet berries; the hurrying streams ran dark and somber in their channels between dead-white banks; swamps turned blacker for the silvery setting; the flakes grew larger, pelting in steady, thickening torrents from the clouds as we came into a clearing called Jerseyfield, on the north side of Canada Creek; and here at last we were met by a crackling roar from

    The Reckoning

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