Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with verdure.

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Examples

  • Along the crest of the ridge the hobbits could see what looked to be the remains of green-grown walls and dikes, and in the clefts there still stood the ruins of old works of stone.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Some ten feet or so below, a stream'swollen by the rain -frothed around green-grown rocks.

    Daybreak 2250 AD

  • To the south are the green-grown prairies and windmill-outlined horizons of South Holland; and westward are the

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Sometimes a gang of them will lope awkwardly along ahead of the bicycle, looking every inch like veritable imps of darkness pursuing their silent course through the chastened twilight of green-grown, subterranean passageways, their ridiculously long tails raised aloft, and their faces most of the time looking over their shoulders.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • Although, seen from the road and the stream, it seemed to stand on an eminence, it was really at the bottom of a hill which encircled it on three sides, and what with its own dilapidation, its broken fences and gates, the trees which crowded about it, and the large green-grown pond in front of it, it produced a dank and sinister impression.

    The Case of Richard Meynell

  • In the middle of the wood there was a sandy mound, rising half the height of the lesser firs, bounded by a green-grown vallum, where once an old woman, hopelessly a witch, had squatted, and defied the authorities to make her budge: nor could they accomplish the task before her witch-soul had taken wing in the form of a black night-bird, often to be heard jarring above the spot.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 1

  • Outside, and as it seems but a stone's throw distant, stands the old grey church, and about it the still, silent, green-grown mounds over those who once followed the quiet plough.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • The ground divides itself into three sections -- the red clay north of Axim; the sands, whose green-grown upper levels are fitted to support iron-pot sleepers; and the Avin valley, which debouches upon the left bank of the Ancobra.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • Most soothing to the eye is the cool green-grown _patio_ after the prospect of the hot and barren highlands which back the Palm-City.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

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