from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as laurustinus.


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  • Pencils of dancing light streamed out of the windows sufficiently to show the white laurestinus flowers, and glance over the polished leaves of laurel.

    The Woodlanders

  • The window-shutters were not yet closed, and the fire — and candle-light within radiated forth upon the thick bushes of box and laurestinus growing in clumps outside, and upon the bare boughs of several codlin-trees hanging about in various distorted shapes, the result of early training as espaliers combined with careless climbing into their boughs in later years.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • He merely left a winter nosegay made of green leaves and laurestinus flowers, and sent up a message to say that he should call at half past three, and hoped that he might then be able to see Mrs Greenow -- on particular business.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • The doors of the back parlor, mysteriously locked for days, were opened and in the room, gay with holly, mistletoe, and laurestinus, appeared a most delightful little

    The Spanish Chest

  • Every stall seemed to have vied in decorations with its neighbor, being bowers of myrtle and laurestinus.

    The Spanish Chest

  • But slower than I was going, I could not go, for I was crawling along, and before she got off the grass, I had come to the corner of Church Lane, and though I turned my head round sharp, like that, at the very last moment, so as to catch the last of her, she hadn't more than stepped off the grass onto the road before the laurestinus at the corner of Colonel

    Queen Lucia

  • I had lost all account of time; but winter was upon us, with a wealth of laurestinus flower upon the

    Sir John Constantine Memoirs of His Adventures At Home and Abroad and Particularly in the Island of Corsica: Beginning with the Year 1756

  • I am glad to remember now that, even as the voice fell on my ear and awoke me, I had presence enough of mind to roll quickly off my bed of heath away from the road and towards the shelter of a laurestinus bush a few paces from my elbow.

    Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales

  • Simple as the dinner was, simple as befitted those who, their guests knew, could not honestly afford luxuries; though there were no ornaments save the centre nosegay of laurestinus and white Christmas roses – I do not think King George himself ever sat down to a nobler feast.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Why look at them box and laurestinus, 'ow they reg'lar preclude the light from --'

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories


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