from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shrub, Dodonæa triquetra, of the natural order Sapindaceæ, a native of Australia, where the capsules are used as a substitute for hops.


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  • Minutes later, when they had stopped his horse, and cut him down from the stirrups, and carried him into the shade of a hop-bush off the track, and when Stingaree dared to open his eyes, he was nearer closing them perforce, and the scene swam before him with superfluous realism.


  • The shadow of the hop-bush was spreading like spilt ink, and for the moment Stingaree thought he had it to himself.


  • The fiery wilderness still lay breathless in the great heat, but the lengthening shadow of the hop-bush was now a thing to be thankful for, and in it the broken captive fell into a fine semblance of natural slumber.



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