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  • My slender lemon-tree seedling pulls herself from the soil I tucked with care about her heel.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • Towards evening, when it grew cooler, the cicadas stopped singing; their place being taken by the green tree - frogs, glued damply to the lemon-tree leaves down by the well.

    My Family and Other Animals

  • Its sign, suspended by a high, red post, exhibited a huge bowl and ladle, overhung by a lemon-tree.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 2, November, 1884

  • These were four tall and slender maidens, beautiful as the flower-clad trees and blossom-crowned hills of their own island, and sweet as the breath of a lemon-tree.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • He took me to a neighboring lemon-tree, and exhibited an English brass steelyard hanging on its branches, which had been left there by a mulatto merchant from Sierra Leone, who died in the town on a trading trip.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • At last the man came to the lemon-tree called kabayawa, that has long, sharp thorns on its branches.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • [46] Down there I shall begin to shake the lemon-tree.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • And the man cried out to the lemon-tree, "Could you protect me, if I were to hide among your leaves and flowers?"

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • Instantly the lemon-tree answered, "Come right up, if you want to."

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • The clear tanks, full of ever-running water and lined with maiden-hair fern, moved with gold-fish, which matched the oranges; a pet monkey played amongst the lemons on a lemon-tree; a green parrot nodded to us from a bower of pink almond blossom.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

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