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  • There were plenty of flower-beds, box-bordered, but there were no flowers in them; the flowers preferred standing about in tall pots.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Six acres had been planted in symmetrical box-bordered pleasure gardens and orchards.


  • At the base of this rocky ridge, the same stream which one meets above flowing darkly under arch and bridge, winds placidly along in sunshine and shadow until it loses itself in a clump of alders and willows quite at the edge of the box-bordered terrace; and here the village ends.

    The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 A Typographic Art Journal

  • Then she turned into the little gravel path, box-bordered, that led to the gate.

    Marcia Schuyler

  • Marcia watched them pass up the box-bordered path from her shadowy retreat, and thought how they would miss Kate, and wondered if the young men who had been coming there so constantly to see her had no pangs of heart that their friend and leader was about to leave them.

    Marcia Schuyler

  • True to her word, the sun had not dried the dew from the grass that was rapidly growing green under its spring warmth before Gerry was on her way up the neat box-bordered walk at Aunt Serinda's.

    The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls

  • Betty's friend reveled in its depths of tangled color and fragrance, as arm in arm the girls wandered down broad, box-bordered walks, from terrace to terrace by way of moss-grown stone stairs, deep sunk in the grassy lawn, and now and again the New England girl would exclaim:

    Ten American Girls From History

  • There we find the child romping across velvety lawns, picking posies in the box-bordered garden, drinking water crystal clear drawn from the old well, and playing many a prank and game in the big, roomy home which housed such a lively flock of young people.

    Ten American Girls From History

  • It is out of the question, for we have only a small garden behind the house, in reality hardly a garden at all, just a few box-bordered plots and vegetable beds with three or four fruit trees.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • Passing through the hall, a flight of steps led to a small summer-house in the garden, near Mount Vernon Street, and here the grounds were laid out in ornamental box-bordered beds like those still to be seen in the beautiful Washington home on the Potomac.

    The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees


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