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  • Da filled the bucket with soil from the empty flower-bed in the back garden and set the tree inside it.

    dublin: tree-trimming

  • The change wasn't immediately obvious, but as she walked around the gardens, she did see the occasional spinning globe of light moving along a hedge or over a flower-bed.

    red dust

  • The Bishop had just picked up the basket in a flower-bed.

    Les Miserables

  • This morning, in bright sunshine, I cut the grass on our tiny patch in the front of the house, and cleared the thistles and briars from the flower-bed...summer is on the way.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • After ordering a very choice dinner and reviewing the condition of her rooms, she walked about the grounds, so as to be seen standing near a flower-bed in the court-yard of the chateau, like the mistress of the house, on the arrival of the coach from Paris.

    A Start in Life

  • And she ran to a flower-bed, and pulling a few polyanthuses, rhododendrons, and other flowers, made herself a little wreath, and danced before the King and Queen so drolly and prettily, that everybody was delighted.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • And Maggie to have a flower-bed on your front lawn!


  • A wide terrace led from the house to the garden; before the terrace flaunted a long flower-bed, covered with roses; at each end of the flower-bed grew two acacias, which had been trained to grow into the shape of a screw by its late owner.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • He stole across the lawn and stepped over the flower-bed, carefully avoiding making any marks.

    Madame Midas

  • There were no footmarks on the flower-bed under the window, which was the only place where footmarks would show, as the lawn itself was hard and dry.

    Madame Midas


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