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- n. Alternative form of laurustinus.; laurestine; Viburnum tinus.
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Only the day before he had found, to his dismay, that a gap in the screening hedge of lauristinus and pittosporums allowed of errand-boys and nursemaids spying on a privacy he had believed absolute.
Moreover, there grew here and there in the garden a plant or shrub, which, Martin considered, would have been better removed; especially one large lauristinus, which, he declared, "destroyed all symmetry," and
But the old king obstinately opposed changes of this sort, and strictly forbade his gardener, on any pretext whatever, to remove the lauristinus; as it was well known at the court that for generations a spell was connected with this special shrub, and that therefore the less it was meddled with the better.
His eye caught the spellbound lauristinus, and, forgetting his late good master's commands, he fell on it furiously with both hands, and tore, and wrenched it from the earth.
I have not been pent up under that lauristinus all these years for nothing!
Between this hill and the house, is the celebrated grove; which is chiefly composed of very flourishing hawthorns; intermixed with the blackthorn, and lauristinus; with laurels; laburnums; sweet-briars; woodbines, &c; the ever-greens placed so advantageously as to make the visible part of it appear in perpetual foliage.
No palavering, or I'll bury you up again, and plant that same lauristinus-bush on your head! "