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  • Downtown Atlanta was usually deserted in the oppressively hot, humid summer, but this year thousands of tourists filled the sidewalks, or sat on benches in the shade of some crape-myrtle trees, or cooled off by a fountain.

    American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell

  • On and about the semicircular terrace immediately around the house were planted crape-myrtle, clove trees and sago-palms: some yet remain to indicate what an Eden-like retreat was this garden of spices and bloom half a century ago.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • The streets were as green as in early spring: the flowers were fewer, but the air was heavy with the fragrance of crape-myrtle and orange.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Seating herself under a crape-myrtle tree, its pink blossoms glowing amid the deep, glossy green of its leaves, like the blush of the sunset on an April cloud, she rested her chin in the palm of her hand, and looked, half-thoughtfully, half-defiantly, at the ground.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • A minute later we had bundled into the ancient hack and were bumping and splashing through unpaved streets, getting wet, gray glimpses of old houses in old gardens, and every now and then a pink crape-myrtle blushing in the pouring rain.

    A Woman Named Smith

  • But those crape-myrtle trees are quite the loveliest things left over from

    A Woman Named Smith

  • There was a sentry standing under a crape-myrtle where the Royal Road ran through the gateway.

    The Crossing

  • This side door-way which led from Madame Delphine's house into her garden was overarched partly by an old remnant of vine-covered lattice, and partly by a crape-myrtle, against whose small, polished trunk leaned

    Madame Delphine

  • She averted her face, and began picking the thin scales of bark from a crape-myrtle.

    Madame Delphine

  • 'Still singing where the weeping willow waves'? he's on the myrtle; the myrtle, Josephine, and the crape-myrtle at that!

    Bonaventure A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana


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