- n. Plural form of terrace.
“The old cypresses stood round the graves that lay, green and dark with creepers and violets, set in terraces from the ivy-clad wall of the town.”
“The garden on the front of the house is organized in terraces and parterres, forming a decorative outline surrounded by a surface covered with white gravel.”
“Sweeping leaves off paths and terraces is all you need to keep the garden looking cared for and covers for a wealth of disorder in the beds.”
“Throughout the area four main terraces were cut by this wave action.”
“These rice fields also go in terraces up the sides of the mountains, and all of them are tilled by hand.”
“The ground behind these flaming things dropped away in terraces to the sea, each terrace a little orchard, where among the olives grew vines on trellises, and fig-trees, and peach-trees, and cherry-trees.”
“They ran down the long corridor, on to which opened both the tapestry room and Jeanne's room at the other end, through a small sort of anteroom, and then – for though they were upstairs, the garden being built in terraces was at this part of the house on a level with the first floor – then straight out into what little Jeanne called "the tonnelle.”
“They are excavated in terraces at a great height above the river, and they were made for the great feudal princes who governed this province under the Pharaohs of the Twelfth Dynasty.”
“The house is surrounded with a most charming garden laid out in terraces, with fountains and flowerbeds, and magnificent oleander and pomegranate bushes, in large green cases, adding a stately smiling formality and dignity to the bloomy flowering fragrance and less artificial beauty of great masses of roses and geraniums and variegated beds of colored leaves.”
“They are built in terraces, and when one looks down into the deep valley, seeing terrace after terrace of the softest, lightest green, one is forced to cry: "How beautiful!”
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