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  • n. Alternative form of laurestine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant, Viburnum Tinus, a popular evergreen garden shrub or tree, native in southern Europe.


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See laurestine


  • It was separated from the Boulevard de la Madeleine by a green paddock, and was concealed in a nest of laurustinus and clematis.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • Among their green robes may be seen thousands of beautiful wild-flowers, -- the sweet-scented laurustinus, all sorts of running vetches and wild sweet-pea, the delicate vases of dewy morning-glories, clusters of eglantine or sweetbrier roses, fragrant acacia-blossoms covered with bees and buzzing flies, the gold of glowing gorses, and scores of purple and yellow flowers, of which I know not the names.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • A whiff of perfume from the laurustinus in the drive came back, the scent of hay, and with it the sound of the mowing-machine going over the lawn.

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • The second-best room in the Manor, situated upon the first floor, it overlooked the back of the garden, where there was a tangled thicket of laurustinus and rhododendron.

    The Hill A Romance of Friendship

  • The perfect stillness preserved by his follower seemed to reassure him; he turned aside, and from the midst of a thickest laurustinus drew forth

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • They lit up the garden so vividly that each separate leaf on the laurustinus bushes cast its own sharp shadow.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • Down the alleys maimed statues stretched their arms like rows of whining beggars; faun-eared terms grinned in the thicket, and above the laurustinus walls rose the mock ruin of a temple, falling into real ruin in the bright disintegrating air.

    The Duchess at Prayer

  • Lizards shot out of the cracked soil like flames and the bench in the laurustinus-niche was strewn with the blue varnished bodies of dead flies.

    The Duchess at Prayer

  • She soon knew each evergreen, or flower that was coming out -- aubretia, and laurustinus, a little white flower whose name was uncertain, and one star-periwinkle.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • On arriving at the castle embedded in acacias and laurustinus she asked of the maid who opened:

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works


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