Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See upas, 2.
“_I strove with Set by fire and steel and the juice of the upas-tree; _”
“In style and appearance it is the very antithesis of “the upas-tree,” upon which legendary lore cast unmerited responsibility.”
“I strove with Set by fire and steel and the juice of the upas-tree;”
“I permit so fair an existence to be blighted by the upas-tree of destiny under which I am doomed to languish?”
“Such I believe to be the origin of the many fabulous stories that have passed from hand to hand, and from generation to generation, about the upas-tree of Java.”
“To prove their absurdity, a friend of mine climbed up a upas-tree, and passed two hours in its branches, where he took his lunch and smoked a cigar.”
“Before quitting Java, I must say a word about the far-famed upas-tree.”
“-- "Certainly we don't profess to keep a dying man alive upon the juice of the deadly upas-tree.”
“These are as welcome as the brightness of newly minted coin to the eye which, in consulting grammar after grammar, has been condemned to meet under corresponding rules always the same examples, till they begin to produce that effect upon the nerves which all have experienced at the mention of the deadly upas-tree, or the imminence of the dissolution of the Union.”
“As the upas-tree was said to blight all the country round it, so do these disagreeable folk prejudicially affect the whole surrounding moral atmosphere.”
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