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  • noun Plural form of bough.


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  • Seven of the cases involved the theft or receiving of items of little or no monetary value — mostly clothing and blankets, as well as boughs from a flake and a dead sister's trunk full of personal effects (all four female complainants filed charges in this category).

    Gutenber-e Help Page 2005

  • It was absolutely still; the rain running from the eaves, and the rather wild but very low whistle of the wind round the chimneys and through the boughs were the sole sounds in its neighbourhood.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte 2004

  • The boughs were a sheet of ice, and her fingers so cold that they could hardly take hold of them.

    Dick and His Cat and Other Tales Florence M. [Illustrator] Cooper

  • We walked about 300 yards and came to a lot of green boughs on the ground, that was camouflage; underneath the boughs was a whale of a gun, the biggest thing you ever saw in your life-as big as a house.

    The Food Situation Overseas 1918

  • The fruit trees were a-glow with blossom when we reached Normandy, and the pink and white Elves who played hide-and-seek in the boughs were as lovely as Titania.

    The Fairies and the Christmas Child 1912

  • ` It says "Bough-wough!" cried a Daisy: ` that's why its branches are called boughs! '

    Through the Looking Glass 1899

  • The fragrance of the orange alleys, and of the acres of flowers, was heavy on the air; there was the sound of music borne down the low southerly wind; here and there through the boughs was the dainty glisten of gliding silks: -- it was such a scene as once belonged to the terraces and gardens of Versailles.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida 1839-1908 Ouida 1873

  • When they die, no spot sacred by ancient reverence will receive their bones — Religion will not breathe her sweet and solemn farewell upon their grave; the husband or the father will dig the pit that is to hold them, beneath the nearest tree; he will himself deposit them within it, and the wind that whispers through the boughs will be their only requiem.

    Domestic Manners of the Americans 1832

  • (five) great elements for its flower-buds, and the gross elements for its smaller boughs, which is always endued with leaves, which always puts forth flowers, and upon which all existent objects depend, whose seed is

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • If any kind of boughs or willows were to be had, we cut a quantity and, laying them in regular order near together, formed a sort of mattress which was very comfortable.

    The Romance of the Colorado River Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh 1894


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