Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A standard rose; a rosebush.
“On the table is a rose-tree in bloom, and other plants around it.”
“The mysterious wind of will drove me to you, as the tempest brings the little rose-tree to the pollard window.”
“The boughs of a monthly rose which grew there made such a noise sometimes, but as no wind was stirring he knew that it could not be the rose-tree.”
“The last flower attended. to was a rose-tree, which bloomed in a quiet green nook at the back of the house.”
“And he himself sank with so earth-shaking a subsidence that he broke a big rose-tree with his body and shook up into the sky a cloud of red earth — like the smoke of some heathen sacrifice.”
“But his daughter saw him coming, and changed her horse into a plot of ground, herself into a rose-tree covered with roses, and the prince into a gardener.”
“When the three servants came to the forest, nothing was there but a rose-tree and one rose on it, but the children were nowhere.”
“He replied: ‘I intended to fill the skirts of my robe with roses, when I reached the rose-tree, as presents for my friends but the perfume of the flowers intoxicated me so much that I let, go the hold of my skirts.’”
“And the tears ran down her cheeks and splashed on to the rose-tree roots.”
“A great rose-tree covered with flowers, climbing as high as her window, exhaled in the night a soft and gentle perfume, in light breaths; and she stood for a moment enjoying it.”
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