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  • noun an alley in a formal garden or park, bordered by trees or bushes.


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Borrowed from French


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  • "The only sign of the former plantation was an allée of live oaks that marched in a line from the two-lane public road toward the site of the old mansion. At the end, where the big house once stood, a railroad track crossed the path.

    "The allée of oaks was said to have been requested by Julia Cart Ball, who moved to Limerick plantation in 1842 after her marriage to its owner, William Ball. A team of men would have been called away from the rice fields to do Julia's bidding."

    —Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family (NY: Ballantine Books, 1998), 211

    October 13, 2009