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  • n. A leaf of any vine, especially of a grapevine.

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Examples

  • With his round head, his face the color of a vine-leaf, his blue eyes, a trumpet nose, a thick-lipped mouth, and a double-chin, the dear old fellow excited, whenever he appeared among strangers who did not know him, that satirical laugh which Frenchmen so generously bestow on the ludicrous creations Dame Nature occasionally allows herself, which Art delights in exaggerating under the name of caricatures.

    A Marriage Contract

  • The countless wrinkles upon his brown face looked as if they would be hard to the touch; the straight nose, the prominent cheek-bones, streaked with red veins like a vine-leaf in autumn, the angular features, all were characteristics of strength, even where strength existed no longer.

    The Magic Skin

  • The centre is quite creamy but mild and as you move out the flavours develop - the vine-leaf adds a sharp, acidic quality which cuts across the creamy core.

    Woodside Cheese Wrights

  • There's quite an earthy scent coming from this cheese with an undertone of piquancy from the vine-leaf.

    Woodside Cheese Wrights

  • Quia, though some water come out from thence, there never goes in any; for it is well antidoted with pot-proof armour and syrup of the vine-leaf.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Now the corner had been broken off and the stylized vine-leaf carvings were worn to shadows of themselves.

    Lord of the Isles

  • There was a vine-leaf pattern around the hem, worn now but good needlework.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Saavik lifted a crushed vine-leaf to her nose to experience again the dazzling scent.

    THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

  • The foliage is of a slate-grey colour, prominently veined on the under side, the upper surface being somewhat wrinkled; the leaves are 3in. across when fully developed, vine-leaf shaped, deeply and beautifully lobed; their development is slow, not being completed until the bloom is past.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • The coast undulates to the sea in verdant slopes, which in autumn have a rich golden hue from the yellow tinge of the vine-leaf.

    Alvira, the Heroine of Vesuvius

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