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  • noun Plural form of eglantine.

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Examples

  • He had to deal with holly bushes, nettles, hawthorns, eglantines, thistles, and very irascible brambles.

    Les Miserables

  • In the middle was a slate sundial on a brick pedestal; four flower beds with eglantines surrounded symmetrically the more useful kitchen garden bed.

    Madame Bovary

  • They were in bloom, and so were the speedwells, eglantines, thistles, and the sweetbriar that sprang up from the thickets.

    Madame Bovary

  • English turf: we root up the brambles and eglantines which might tear the skirts of the ladies.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • Book in hand, I meditated upon the way in which those whom Love destroys with its cruel malady wander through the secret paths in the depth of the myrtle forest, and, as I meditated, the quivering reflections of the stars came and mingled with those of the leafless eglantines in the waters of the cloister fountain.

    Penguin Island

  • Page brick pedestal; four flower beds with eglantines surrounded symmetrically the more useful kitchen garden bed.

    Madame Bovary

  • Book in hand, I meditated upon the way in which those whom Love destroys with its cruel malady wander through the secret paths in the depth of the myrtle forest, and, as I meditated, the quivering reflections of the stars came and mingled with those of the leafless eglantines in the waters of the cloister fountain.

    Penguin Island

  • Plant no "forget-me-nots" or eglantines around the spot, for flowers were not made to grow on such a blasted heath.

    The Abominations of Modern Society

  • He had to deal with holly bushes, nettles, hawthorns, eglantines, thistles, and very irascible brambles.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • If you have time, draw all the rows of cabbages, and hollyhocks, and broken fences, and wandering eglantines, and bossy roses: you cannot have better practice, nor be kept by anything in purer thoughts.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

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