from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as holly.


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  • I would not advise any who may be curious in localities, to spend time in looking for the fountain and holly-tree of the White Lady.

    The Monastery

  • He cast the leathern brogue or buskin from his right foot, planted himself in a firm posture, unsheathed his sword, and first looking around to collect his resolution, he bowed three times deliberately towards the holly-tree, and as often to the little fountain, repeating at the same time, with a determined voice, the following rhyme:

    The Monastery

  • A huge rock rose in front, from a cleft of which grew a wild holly-tree, whose dark green branches rustled over the spring which arose beneath.

    The Monastery

  • It can hardly speak for itself more appropriately than in the words of an English writer, when contemplating the English emblem of this period of the year, the holly-tree: -

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Grace and her step-mother paused by a holly-tree; and at

    The Woodlanders

  • And once at the place where there is now a little holly-tree, gnarled and full of years, I met the limber lads with the kegs on their backs, and carrying the worm and all the gear for the whisky-making.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • How should holly-tree inns or coffee-rooms be managed?

    Two Decades A History of the First Twenty Years' Work of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the State of New York

  • The charioteer was engaged in cutting chariot-poles from a holly-tree in the wood.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • "Who are you, maiden?" asked Sir Gawayne; and the fair one replied: "I am your wife, whom you found between the oak and the holly-tree, and whom you wedded this night."

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • He saw no one at all on his right hand, but as he turned to the other side he perceived a woman's form clothed in brilliant scarlet; the figure was seated between a holly-tree and an oak, and the berries of the former were not more vivid than her dress, and the brown leaves of the latter not more brown and wrinkled than her cheeks.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race


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