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  • "Have you young apple-trees?" asks the nursery-man.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • It is the duty of every propagator and nursery-man to raise good plants; he can do it if he tries; it is for his interest as much as for the interest of his customers to raise plants of the best quality; and we have no reason to suppose that we are infinitely superior to our neighbors.

    The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines

  • If they do not wish to purchase their seedlings from a reliable nursery-man, they can grow them from carefully selected seed planted in well-prepared seedbeds.

    The School Book of Forestry

  • Dutchman, a nursery-man who loved his garden and perennials -- the flowers that pass away and return season after season.

    The Return of Peter Grimm

  • And to-day, also, I ordered from a nursery-man more trees of holly, juniper, and fir, since the storm-beaten cedars will have to come down.

    A Kentucky Cardinal

  • This must be the object of her search, and he could understand why she was not very anxious when he found it a circular from a nursery-man, containing nothing more valuable than a list of flowering shrubs.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers

  • "Have you young apple trees?" asks the nursery-man.

    Gala-days

  • It was said to be a superior kind of, pear, and my father was quite anxious to see if it came up to the promises of the nursery-man.

    Our Own Third Reader: for the Use of Schools and Families

  • So from this time forth little Fanny set off every morning before five o'clock, to the nursery garden; and the nursery-man was very kind to her, and always gave her the nicest flowers; and instead of sitting down with the great girls, who went there also for flowers or vegetables, and tying them up in bunches, Fanny put them altogether in her little basket, and went away to her grandmother's room, and spread them out on the little table that poor Mrs. Newton might see them, while the sweet dew was yet sparkling on their bright leaves.

    Fanny, the Flower-Girl, or, Honesty Rewarded

  • This is a handy and inexpensive substitute for the _imagines_ of the Roman nobles; for those were inconvenient to pack on a change of lodgings, liable to melt in warm weather, -- even the elder Brutus himself might soften in August, -- and not readily salable, unless to a _novus homo_ who wished to buy a set of ancestors ready-made, as some of our enthusiastic genealogists are said to order a family-tree from the heraldic nursery-man skilled to graft a slip of Scroggins on a stock of De Vere or Montmorenci.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

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  • spotted once in Akron, Ohio in 1978

    April 3, 2009