from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as filbert, 2.


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  • John Wesley laid his Bible down beside him on the rustic seat under the filbert-tree, and leaned back against the trunk with half-closed eyes.

    Hetty Wesley

  • He had tasted all its mingled odours this morning while he followed the paths in search of Hetty; and when at length he had found her under the great filbert-tree, they seemed to float about her and hedge her as with the aura of a goddess.

    Hetty Wesley

  • We dined together in silence that evening, and after dinner strolled out to the big filbert-tree under which, for a few weeks in the year, Parson

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts

  • I can see my father now, seated within the summer-house by the filbert-tree at the end of the orchard -- his favourite haunt -- or standing in the doorway and drawing himself painfully erect, a giant of a man, to inhale the scent of his flowers or listen to his bees, or the voice of the stream which bounded our small domain.

    Poison Island

  • Reginald stood by with a sly smile, as he pulled a branch off a neighbouring filbert-tree.

    Scenes and Characters


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