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  • adj. Attributive form of fruit tree, noun.


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  • But, as in the fruit-tree example that I used illustrates, a capital asset can be cash-flow negative and still profitable.

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  • This week, Mr. Clegg stumbled when challenged on his parliamentary expenses, justifying his taxpayer-funded kitchen renovations and fruit-tree pruning by declaring that his constituency home isn't his, but the taxpayers '.

    The Clegg Bubble

  • The user groups were allowed to establish their own fruit-tree nurseries to expand production.

    Trees are North Korea Latest Weapons Against Hunger, Floods

  • Operated by Richard Fahey and his family, day and weeklong workshops are offered on topics ranging from organic garden­ing to fruit-tree grafting.

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  • He went up to a fruit-tree and took down a little phial in which the druggist had sent him some liquid for catching ants; he broke off the bottom and made a funnel of the top, carefully fitting it to the mouth of the vertical hollowed stem that he had set in the clay, and at the opposite end to the great reservoir, represented by the flower-pot.

    The Magic Skin

  • The Dove and her mother-in-law made plum jam in 2000, the first year in the Dove's fruit-tree laden Oakland home, but new babies and their challenges have gotten in the way every year since.

    Dove's Eye View:

  • He lived chiefly in the country, among pleasant seats and homesteads, and was fond of sauntering by the fruit-tree wall and scenting the apricots when they were warmed by the morning sunshine, or of sheltering himself under the orchard boughs at noon, when the summer pears were falling.

    Adam Bede

  • After explaining to them, as I always did when opportunity offered, the nature of true worship, and praying with them in the simple form which needs no offering from the worshiper except that of the heart, and planting some fruit-tree seeds in the grove, we departed.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • It made us anxious to plant the fruit-tree seeds we had brought, and all were pleased with the idea of having these same fruits in their own country.

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  • In just that swift moment of free vision, after such intense discomfort, Jon saw her sublimated, as one sees in the dark a slender white fruit-tree; caught her like a verse of poetry flashed before the eyes of the mind, or a tune which floats out in the distance and dies.

    To Let


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